The New Click & Grow Herb Garden Does Everything but Harvest Itself

By Andrew Tarantola on at

Click and Grow's second generation home hydroponic system launches today that, like its predecessor, provides urban gardeners an organic, pesticide-free, and nearly autonomous herb garden. Except the new Smart Herb Garden doesn't need a bright window spot—it includes its own miniature sun.

Actually, the Click and Grow Smart Herb Garden differs from the original model in a number of ways. For one, it plugs into a wall socket rather than burn through quartets of AA batteries. The new model also does away with the single large planting pod in favour of three smaller pots, each with a different herb. And, the most obvious difference, the new model includes a height-adjustable overhead LED light source to supplement (or even replace) any available natural light.

The new Smart Herb Garden in available from the Click and Grow website for $100 (£60), includes three herbs—Basil, Lemongrass, and Thyme—though a variety of other species are available separately. Shipping commences today March 25. Look for our review of the new model in coming weeks.