10 Most Popular & Highest Quality Indoor Herb Garden Kits 2021


An Aerogarden’s not for everyone of course. The good news is, there are plenty of choices for those who prefer “old-fashioned” indoor gardening at a more affordable price.

Here are the top ten indoor herb gardening kits available on the Web. While there are dozens more, these 10 have been proven to be the most popular and the highest quality ones you can find on the Web. They’re available from a number of popular Internet retailers and are ranked here in order of their quality (based on our own research, as well as compilations of online reviews).

Here are the top indoor herb gardening kits of the highest quality:

Growbottles

GrowBottles, available at UncommonGoods.Com, is a fascinating new invention from the good folks at Potting Shed Creations. It’s a neat little hydroponic contraption designed just for herbs that are repurposed from a fine wine bottle, and complete with clay pebbles, a wool wick, plant nutrients, a cork coaster, and seeds. It is as beautiful as it is useful. AND it’s made in the USA. Choose between organic basil, chives, or mint.

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Self Watering Herb Smartpot

This Self Watering Herb Smartpot, also available at UncommonGoods.Com, is a high-tech system that’s great for absent-minded indoor gardeners like me. Just add water, four AA batteries, and a cartridge containing seeds and nutrients. Connect it to your computer via a USB port and the pot itself will do all the work for you. All you have to do is enjoy harvest after harvest of fresh basil.

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Herb Garden In A Gift Basket

Don’t feel like growing your herbs from seed? This ready-to-give gift basket contains four full grown herb plants that’ll be of use to anyone who loves to cook (the herbs will vary depending on the season you order them, but they’ll definitely be edible, culinary herbs). Because these are live plants, it’ll ship via 2-Day Air and be fresh and ready for picking upon arrival. Windowbox does offer a 7-Day Freshness Guarantee where they’ll replace any plant if it arrives dead or dies within a week of delivery.

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Eco Herb Growing Kit

From the good folks at OrganicBouquet comes these eco-friendly EcoHerb Kits. Choose from Set B, which includes Parsley, Cilantro, Nasturtium, and thyme, or Set B, which includes Basil, Oregano, Chives, and Parsley.

The kit comes with eco-friendly pots which retain water better than plastic, and yet still can be composted when you’re done with them. It also comes with organic soil conditioner, meaning that whatever soil you put in will be rich and nutritious. It also comes with a micro-nutrient plant food that you add monthly, and a mat which helps you reduce watering. The seeds are 100% certified organic. It’s a great gift for the eco-friendly person in your life.

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Indoor Culinary Herb Garden Starter Set

Despite having the most ridiculously long product name on all of Amazon.Com, this Indoor Culinary Herb Garden Starter Kit – Everything You Need to Start Growing Fresh Cooking Herbs & Spices – Great Gift Idea! – Seeds: Parsley, Thyme, Cilantro, Basil, Dill, Oregano, Sweet Marjoram, Chives, Sabory, Garlic Chives, Mustard, Sage. Rated Top Herb Garden By Wall Street Journal Weekend Journal & Five Star Review Editors Choice is a great choice if you’re a serious gardener looking for a complete set of herbs, whether to grow indoors year-round or to start indoors and transplant outdoors. It comes with all the seeds listed, as well as 50 Jiffy Peat Pellets, a Greenhouse Dome and Tray, and comprehensive laminated instructions.

Update: the company selling this product on Amazon has since shortened the name of the product above. But not to be outdone, if you’re looking for a planter to use for your indoor herb garden, they now sell the Garden Stacker Planter + Indoor Culinary Herb Garden Kit – Makes a Great Gift Idea – Grow Cooking Herbs Indoors or Outdoors Year Round – Seeds: Parsley, Thyme, Cilantro / Coriander, Basil, Dill, Oregano, Sweet Marjoram, Chives, Savory, Garlic Chives, Mustard & Sage. Includes Seed, Starter Peat Pellets, Greenhouse Dome Tray, Instructions, And Amazing Stack-A-Pot Stackable Planter: Just Stack & Grow. Stacking Planter Comes With Hanging Chain To Stack Or Hang. Includes Seed, Starter Peat Pellets, Greenhouse Dome Tray, Instructions, And Amazing Stack-A-Pot Stackable Planter: Just Stack & Grow. Stacking Planter Comes With Hanging Chain To Stack Or Hang.

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Culinary Herb Garden Starter Kit With Mini Garden Stacker Planter

This Culinary Herb Garden Starter Kit/ Mini Garden Stacker Planter is one of the best planters for growing herbs, as each herb seed has its own compartment, and yet you can move and water all your herbs at once. At 12 inches by 12 inches, it fits nicely on your kitchen windowsill. You can either grow the herbs indoors all year or transplant them to an outdoor garden. The kit includes 12 herb plant seeds, including parsley, thyme, cilantro, basil, dill, oregano, marjoram, chives, savory, garlic chives, mustard, and sage.

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Italian Herb Garden Kit

This classic Italian Herb Garden Kit is beautiful as well as a culinary delight. It features traditional herbs of chives, basil, and oregano, as well as a very decorative terra cotta herb planter that accommodates all three herbs, premium seeds, peat pellets, a recipe booklet, and growing instructions. It comes in a decorative box that makes a perfect gift.

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Egglings

Here’s a great idea to teach kids about gardening and cooking. It’s the Eggling , an ingenious little idea that originated in Japan.

The Eggling looks and feels like a real egg (it’s actually made of porous ceramic), but when you crack its top, you see a garden ready for planting! It comes with a terra cotta tray, and in addition to the basil version you see to the right, you can surf the related products listings on Amazon to find all other kinds of herbs and flowers.

Plants grow for up to five months indoors, and after that you can plant the whole Eggling outside. Each comes in a gift box.

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Dunecraft Culinary Herb Garden Kit

The Dunecraft Culinary Herb Garden is a clever idea. It’s like having your very own greenhouse, free from air pollutants, bugs, and other things that might get in the way of your herbs growing.

This kit contains everything needed to keep fresh herbs in your home for months. The five individual seed packs (basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, sage) contain enough seed for three or more plantings. The complete instruction manual explains how to sprout, grow, harvest, and use all of the herbs in your Culinary Herb Garden.

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Chia Herb Garden

Okay, sing with with me: “ch-ch-ch-chia!”

That’s right, the same people who made the incredible sprouting ram, pig, puppy, and Scooby-Doo have introduced Chia Herb Garden Fresh Herbs.

The Chia company combined their patented growing sponge with terra cotta pots and saucers and seeds for curled parsley, dill, chives, basil, cilantro and marjoram. The kit also includes six plant markers, complete, easy-to-follow instructions, recipes and helpful hints.

Reviews have been mixed. Some report amazing results, while others say that seeds never sprout. This is probably because when kits like this are mass-produced, they sit in a warehouse for months at a time, and of course that can affect the seeds.

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