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Can’t Keep a Plant Alive? This ‘Self-Watering Garden’ Will Do All the Work for You

Saanya Ali

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Many of us can attest to the fact that there are few things so heartbreaking in a new plant-parent’s life as when you feed and nurture (and even sing to) your new leafy baby, and then you miss one water and they are just never as healthy and sprightly again. Enter: a self-watering indoor garden. No green thumbs (or petunia lullabies) necessary.

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Click & Grow Self-Watering Indoor Garden

 

While traditional gardening usually takes patience, a pretty hefty time commitment, and a shed full of tools, smart gardens are the perfect solution for anyone that travels from time to time or just can’t add another thing to a busy schedule. No matter how little space or light you think you have, this 24-by-7 inch garden can have you growing fresh herbs and veggies in even the smallest of city studios.

The kit includes a planter base with a built-in water reservoir that holds a month’s worth of water, an LED lamp to provide light (and cue first grade flashbacks to songs about photosynthesis), and three basil starter pods so you can get growing right away. You’ll have fresh leaves for the next time you’re late night craving TikTok’s fave feta pasta in no time. The soil mix included in the kit is inspired by NASA research and contains nutrients that are released in sync with the plant’s life cycle, keeps soil pH balanced, and employs tiny oxygen pockets to guarantee that all of your plant babies have enough breathing room and access to nutrients to extend their life.

The Smart Garden 9 Self-Watering Indoor Garden has enough room to grow 9 plants at once, but still only needs 13 watts to operate, so is a great energy-saving solution compared to having to schlep all the way out to the grocery for a few sprigs of thyme. It is easy to use for even the most amateur of gardeners (Hello?! It literally waters itself) and, since you have full control over the process, everything you grow is non-GMO and pesticide and insecticide-free.

Get started with these rosemary seeds, or check out over 60 other flower, plant, herb or veggie options at Click and Grow.

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