To a serious foodie, winter means one thing: no more farmer’s markets. Luckily, if your locavore sentiments rebel against resorting to the supermarket, there are still plenty of options for eating fresh organic produce! Growing food indoors is far, far easier than it sounds, and your house will constantly be a delicious array of tasty and nutritious eatables! There are many indoor growers on the market, each with its own perks.
#1 AquaFarm v.2
As a creative person such as yourself, it’s just hard not to love this whimsical little AquaFarm system. If you want to start small, here’s a fantastic food and herb grower idea that even allows you to secure a healthy environment for your fish pet.
The herbs and other crops you grow on top of the tank also clean the fish’s water, so it will swim in a healthy environment. In turn, thanks to the natural cycle, the little fishie’s waste functions kind of as a natural fertilizer by nourishing the plants with minerals and other nutrients. Beautiful, smartly designed, and bountiful, an AquaFarm system will grow excellent leafy herbs and greenery, including cilantro, arugula, and wheatgrass.
#2 The Self-watering Indoor/Outdoor Herb Planter
Having a more natural and aesthetic appearance that reminds you of a beautiful garden, this planter is ideal for busy go-getters with no time to fuss over their plants. This is a great self-watering herb planter that functions through a series of reservoirs that keep the soil moist on three overlapping levels of pots. It can hang beautifully from the ceiling (includes hanging chain), out of reach of kids and pets, or it can stand by a large window minding its own business until you’re ready to harvest your herbs.
If you want to have a natural kitchen decoration, or edible plants that can even improve indoor air and simultaneously a food grower suitable for both indoors and outdoors, this 2 feet tall, all season self-sustainable planter will do the trick just fine. It’s made of durable, UV-resistant plastic containers that collapse for easy storage.
#3 EcoPro LED Indoor Hydroponics Garden Kit
Since having a compact garden all year round right in your kitchen and eating fresh organic produce that you know you’ve grown yourself sounds great, and EcoPro Tools have made sure it’s totally doable and a lot of fun, all thanks to their LED Indoor Hydroponics Garden Kit!
Also coming at a little more affordable price (right after AquaFarm v.2 and the stackable self-watering indoor planter) this is a stylishly designed, easy to use, smart food growing system that’s going to fit every contemporary kitchen perfectly. It has 5 separate growing pots that require no soil, therefore food/herb growing process will be mess-free.
Another one of this product’s pros is its high power, ultra-efficient LED panel that accurately emits light of the solar spectrum and can be adjusted in height.
#4 Future Harvest Development Sun Blaster Indoor Light Garden
Future Harvest have a pretty good vision of what the future portable food planter should look like, so they created the SunBlaster grower! When most people think of planters, this is what comes to mind: a traditional indoor light garden that encourages plants to grow year-round by mimicking the sun. While a lot of people use these planters as decorative features (bulbs are available in red and blue for additional effect,) they’re just right for a good-sized kitchen counter, ideally near the stove for easy access to fresh herbs. This piece of food producing tech is built with nanotech reflectors that increase lumen availability , which increases fixture performance.
If you want to have succulent herbs or fresh, juicy veggies/fruits in hand, the SunBlaster won’t fail you in your effortless indoor growing experience.
#5 MiracleGro AeroGarden ULTRA
Finally, our favorite, modern indoor garden on the Internet is the truly impressive MiracleGro AeroGarden ULTRA. This amazing vegetable and herb grower will produce anything from tomatoes to violets, to jalapeños in large quantities (which is something very few indoor planters are capable of) and might as well help you start your own organic garden! It features a control panel that gives you the power to tune conditions to whatever you happen to be growing, giving you precise guides on the whole process, from setting-up through harvest.
This ultimate indoor fresh food grower is also supplied with 3 high-performance, full spectrum fluorescent lights that substitute solar light. Similar to EcoPro’s Hydroponics kit, this one too is a soil-free home planter that lets you grow plants 5 times faster than soil! That’s how you can make sure you’re not going to run out of your favorite herbs, veggies, fruits, and even flowers!
The Miracle-Gro Aerogarden Ultra includes a 7-pod gourmet herb seed kit consisting of: Thai basil, Genovese basil, thyme, curly parsley, chives, mint, and dill.
All you have left to do is pick out what you want and just let your imagination grow wild!