7 Best Indoor Herb Garden Kits 2020


GROW your own herbs for salads and cooking with these easy to use indoor herb garden kits – just add water!

The tendency to self-grow shows no signs of stopping, but if you don’t have the space or the energy to get involved in maintaining a vegetable patch or subdivision, you can still feel the satisfaction of growing your own food by starting an indoor herb garden.

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Keen Beans might want to invest in a super trendy hydroponic grow kit (try a Budget starter kit from IKEA or one of the more expensive versions on our list) but for the rest of us all you’ll need is a sunny window sill and a little patience …


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1. Verdant Republic

    Grow chic microgreens like pea shoots for salads with this great-value kit

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Grow chic microgreens like pea shoots for salads with this great-value kit
  1. (AD) Classic Vegetable Garden Microgreens Kit, £ 14.95 from Amazon – Buy here

“Grow Your Own Superfood” promises Verdant Republic’s easy-to-grow microgreens kit packaging – and who wouldn’t want to grow their own restaurant-style edible seedlings including broccoli, peas, radishes, arugula and sunflowers?

The kit includes everything you need to harvest your microgreens in just 10-21 days, including seeds, 100% biodegradable coconut peat pots, coconut balls, plant markers and a guide to ‘instructions.

Nicely packaged without any plastic, the microgreens kit would make a nice gift for a novice gardener, avid cook, or even a child who is interested in nature and grows their own food.

2. Click and expand

    Take your vegetable garden to the next level with this hydroponic kit

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Take your vegetable garden to the next level with this hydroponic kit
  1. (AD) Smart Hydroponic Indoor Garden, £ 174.90 from Amazon – Buy here

Hydroponics – the cultivation of plants without soil – is experiencing a quiet revolution, with small-scale hydroponic kits like the one from Click and Grow now allowing anyone to grow the perfect aromatic and vegetable plants indoors all year round. .

Just plug it in, insert a Click and Grow seed pod (the kit comes with basil, lettuce, and tomato pods), fill it with water, and sit and wait.

Unlike most hydroponic home kits, you won’t need to add nutrient solution to the water to keep the plants healthy as everything is included in the pods which are guaranteed to grow. growth of Click and Grow.

3. Greenfingers.com

    Pretty and practical, this kit makes a nice display of green herbs for the kitchen

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Pretty and practical, this kit makes a nice display of green herbs for the kitchen
  • Unwins Vegetable Garden Herb Kit, £ 8.99 from Greenfingers.com – Buy here

Rather more low-fi but just as satisfying, this great value vegetable garden herb kit has everything you need to start growing herbs on your kitchen window sill. .

The kit contains coriander, parsley, chives and basil seeds and a box of beautifully rustic Russian redwood along with the compost you need to get it started.

4. South Devon Chilli Farm

    Grow your own chili peppers from sweet to hellfire, with this neat grow kit

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Grow your own chili peppers from sweet to hellfire, with this neat grow kit
  • Chili Grow Kit, £ 9 from South Devon Chili Farm – Buy here

Chili fans will love this little kit that allows you to grow four different varieties of chili from seeds, including Serrano, Big Bomb, Pepperoncini, and Red Hab.

In addition to the seeds, the kit also contains a lid propagator, eight plugs of peat-free coconut compost, plant labels, a marker pen, and full instructions to walk you through the process of getting your seeds to. ‘at the seedling stage, after which you need to put them in pots.

Chillies are a satisfying kitchen windowsill crop to grow – they look lovely and you can keep harvesting the chilies over and over again.

5. Genuine

    The smartphone app will tell you when it's time to water this garden

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The smartphone app will tell you when it’s time to water this garden
  • Smart Copper Indoor Garden, £ 189 from Selfridges – Buy here

Another perfect hydroponic kit for those without a green thumb, this indoor garden from Veritable will allow you to grow perfect herbs all year round, even in a dark kitchen.

The LED light shines 16 hours a day to mimic natural daylight and the tank holds three liters of water, which means you can let your indoor garden grow safely while you go on vacation for up to three weeks .

The garden comes with ready-to-grow seed “ingots” including sweet basil, curly parsley, chives and cherry tomatoes.

6. Pantry

    This kit contains everything an eco-warrior living in an apartment needs to grow

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This kit contains everything an eco-warrior living in an apartment needs to grow
  • Seed Pantry Herb Seed Starter Pack, £ 26 – Buy here

If you’re looking for small ways to get more eco-friendly, then this cute, eco-friendly cooking herb kit is a great place to start – and it’s a lot less work than a subdivision.

With a mini propagator, biodegradable pots, planter, mini compost discs and labels all included along with full instructions to help you start your first harvest of the included seeds: basil, cilantro, chives and parsley.

You will be cooking with your own fresh produce in just a few weeks.

7. Boskke

    Showcase your Tesco herbs on the windowsill with this self-watering planter

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Showcase your Tesco herbs on the windowsill with this self-watering planter
  • Triple Crate Planter for Fresh Herbs, £ 20 from Boskke – Buy here

There is no shame in buying fresh herbs from the supermarket for your kitchen.

For serial plant killers, this nifty planter is a great way to showcase your store-bought potted herbs and keep them growing longer.

With room for three pots, the planter incorporates a Slow-FLo irrigation system, which means you just have to remember to water your potted herbs every two weeks – a genius!

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Terri S. Tomasini