Food that you grow tastes better, period. This is true even if you don’t have (1) outdoor space, (2) sunlight, or (3) a clue when it comes to gardening.
For beginners, apartment dwellers, and anyone else who likes to cook with fresh basil, a Click & Grow countertop herb garden with LED grow lights can take the guesswork out of growing food.
Above: A Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden Starter Kit is $60 from Urban Outfitters.
Above: Click & Grow comes with its own water basin and measures a diminutive 8.4 inches long by 9.3 inches wide and is 8.9 inches high.
Above: The starter kit comes with three basil plant cartridges. A Basil Refill (3-Pack) is available for $19.95 from Click and Grow. Also available for the same price are refill packs of other herbs and edibles including Wild Strawberries and Thyme.
Above: Plug in the unit, and its built-in LED light will sprout the plants in from two to four weeks.
Above: You can harvest individual leaves as soon as the seedlings produce six or more leaves . (It will take from two to four months for the plants to reach maturity.)