I really like the idea of growing my own food, but as lazy and as busy as I am, I’m not sure planting and cultivating a garden out back is going to be realistic this year (with a second baby on the way). Growing a small indoor garden with almost zero effort, on the other hand, sounds much more doable. I would know: I’ve tried both over the last year.
Last year my wife and I tried planting a traditional garden in our back yard. We thought it would be fun. We picked out a sunny spot, bought some materials from Lowes, bought some dirt and seeds and got to building and planting. Hmm. Turns out just getting that garden started was a lot of work. And then remembering to water it enough and pick our fruits and veggies before they went bad or before the bugs got to them became new chores.
I don’t regret starting that garden. It was fun and rewarding and made me appreciate our modern food chain a lot more. But there is definitely an easier, techier way to grow food: Click and Grow.
Click and Grow is a smart garden that takes almost all the effort out of gardening. It’s a system that consists of a special light, a water tank and special seeds and dirt. It grows food quickly and is small enough to fit on your kitchen counter. Essentially, all you have to do is pick out the type of plant you’d like to grow, plug it in and water it about once a month.
I’ve been testing my Click and Grow for 43 days now (which may be a record review time for me since it wasn’t merely a matter of unpacking and writing about it in this case). The company sent me a starter pack of 3 basil plant capsules and I have to say I am very impressed.
Here are my observations, but first have a look at the bestselling indoor gardens on Amazon for comparison.
Bestseller Indoor Gardens
- Click & Grow Indoor Smart Herb Garden with 3 Basil Cartridges, White Lid
- Hydrofarm Net Cup, 3-Inch, 12-Pack
- Behrens 3-OV 16-Gallon Oval Steel Tub
- Five Tier Stackable Planter Grow Fresh Strawberry Vegetable Herb or Other Garden Plants Vertical - Seeds or Plants - 30% More Planting Area - BONUS Leather Gloves and Indoor Outdoor Tray (Terra Cotta)
- Greenes Cedar