5 of the best indoor garden systems for growing herbs and veggies

Gardening at home is not limited to people with large gardens — or even to people with sunny windowsills. With the right tools, anyone who wants to grow their own vegetables or fresh herbs indoors can find a way to do it.

Indoor gardening kits range from high tech to very simple. Your needs will vary based on your budget, the plants you want to grow, and the space you have available, but you’ll likely be able to pull something off, even if you have to hang your garden on the wall. We believe in you.

What should I grow?

If you just want to start your plants indoors, then move them to an outdoor garden, your crop options are pretty much endless. If you must grow your garden entirely indoors, though, there are a few plants that have the best chance of thriving. Read more…

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AeroGarden Harvest Elite

This smart, six-pod AeroGarden allows you to grow herbs, salad leaves, and other veggies pretty much anywhere.

  • Self-watering feature: No
  • Built-in grow light: Yes
  • Best for: Herbs, tomatoes, salad greens

£149 from Amazon

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Click and Grow Smart Garden 3

This smart garden has all the features you could want — if you’re cool with using its pods.

  • Self-watering feature: Yes
  • Built-in grow light: Yes
  • Best for: Herbs, vegetables, microgreens

£95 from Amazon

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Chef’n Microgreen Grower

This affordable microgreen starter kit comes with a growing tray, soil, and a starter pack of seeds.

  • Self-watering feature: No
  • Built-in grow light: No
  • Best for: Microgreens

£25.95 from Amazon

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Ogrmar Vertical Wall Garden Planter

This space-saving hanging garden has plenty of pockets and attaches to the wall.

  • Self-watering feature: No
  • Built-in grow light: No
  • Best for: Herbs

£18.12 from Amazon

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BIGHAVE Mini Aquaponic Ecosystem

A garden that’s also a fish tank? It’s fun and functional.

  • Self-watering feature: Yes
  • Built-in grow light: No
  • Best for: Microgreens, herbs, flowers

£69.98 from Amazon