Whether you lack space to garden outdoors or want to bring a little piece of your garden into your kitchen, an affordable herb garden kit is an excellent way to make your indoor space a bit greener; and who doesn’t love cooking with fresh herbs? A cheap herb garden kit can really cut the cost of preparing delicious food with fresh herbs and spices. What are you waiting for? Read on to learn more about 10 of the best windowsill herb gardens available and get to growing your own herbs on your countertop. It’s easier than you think!
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1. Fat Plants Cedar Planter Box, Complete Indoor Herb Garden Kit
This home gardening kit from Fat Plants has everything you need to start an affordable garden right in your kitchen. The herb garden set includes three mini planters made of Red Cedar, a water-resistant cedar tray, seeds, a seed storage bag, and soil pucks as well as growing instructions. With chalkboard sides, you can write the type of plant you are growing over and over again as you start new seedlings. Paint is included so you can spruce up your planters after the wood begins to age.
Seeds included: Non-GMO heirloom Basil, Cilantro, Thyme, Oregano, Chives, and Parsley.
2. Sustainable Herb Company Windowsill Herb Garden Kit
From the novice to the experienced gardener, this affordable kitchen herb garden includes a wide array of seeds to start at home. With 10 pots and all the supplies you need to get started, cooking with herbs has never been easier. A 96-page guide dedicated to growing herbs is included with tips for saving seeds from future plants as well as great recipes to try with your homegrown herbs. Experience cooking with your own herbs even if you lack a backyard with this great kit.
Seeds included: Heirloom Basil, Rosemary, Chives, Parsley, Cilantro, Lavender, Oregano, Dill, Sage, and Thyme.
3. Window Garden Rustic Charm Herb Trio Kit with Planter Pots
Handcrafted ceramic pots make this kit stand out from many others. The three pots in the herb trio kit can be used over and over again whether you use them to house different plants or start more herbs after your initial windowsill plants have become overgrown. This kit includes fiber soil that protects plants from overwatering– a common indoor plant killer, as well as germination bags that moisten and warm the soil during the early stages of germination. Also included are slate plant markers for writing the type of plant you choose to grow in each pot. All selected seeds with this kit are non-GMO.
4. Dryden Trading Company Indoor/Outdoor Herb Garden Kit
Crafted from USA pine and fir, the planter boxes in this kit are hand stained and assembled with nails rather than glue to keep the kit lasting longer than others on the market. The kit features a rustic look produced by a multi-step aging process. Each antiqued kit looks different from the others. A bag of Wonder Soil that expands when water is added is included with this affordable home garden kit, as well as planting instructions, and slate markers with chalk for writing– everything you need to start. When you receive this kit you are ready to plant and grow your very own herbs at home.
Included seeds: Sweet Basil, Dill, Cilantro, Parsley, and Oregano.
5. AeroGarden Classic 6 with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit
If you’re looking for a cheap herb garden kit that is as high tech as the rest of your house, the AeroGarden is a great option to add to your home. The AeroGarden is different from many countertop gardens, as the plants grow hydroponically using water and no soil using specially made, compatible pods. This countertop kit makes growing hydroponically simpler than ever and allows you to grow six of your favorite herbs, salad greens, flowers, vegetables, and much more all year ’round. 20 watt LED lights help plants maximize their photosynthesis. This allows you to grow happier plants faster than ever before. Controls remind you when to feed your plants with the included nutrients and allow you to set timers for lights on and off. Caring for houseplants has never been easier.
Included seed pods: Basil, Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil, and Mint.
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6. The Sprouted Gourmet Organic Herb Garden Starter Kit
Bamboo pots are an incredible, eco-friendly option that is not only better for the environment than plastic, but they also help to keep the soil moist in between watering for happier plants. This kit includes seeds, pots, and nutrient-packed soil disks that contain necessary food for your plants’ root systems such as worm castings and kelp. An excellent environmentally conscious, affordable kitchen garden option for experienced gardeners or beginners looking to try their hand at growing herbs and other edible plants.
Seeds included: Parsley, Cilantro, Chives, and Basil.
7. Watex Pixel Desktop Kitchen Farm
The Watex Pixel Kitchen Farm is the perfect addition to any modern home or office. Grow fresh vegetable seedlings, herbs, succulents, or flowers vertically while adding to the aesthetic of your modern home with a sleek, unique design. This kitchen farm is self-watering. It has space for eight plants in its built-in 3″ pots. Pre-Assembled, it can be moved anywhere in your space with ease. Seeds and soil are not included.
8. Mr. Stacky 5-Tier Stackable Strawberry, Herb, Flower, and Vegetable Planter
If you’re looking to give vertical gardening a try, this stackable planter is a great place to start. From all your favorite herbs to strawberries- even succulents- vertical planters are an easy way to grow a maximum amount of plants in a small space. This planter kit includes 5 stackers with a combined 20 slots for seedlings, as well as 1 bottom drip tray to catch excess water. This kit does not include soil or seeds.
9. Spade To Fork Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit
If you love the idea of a DIY indoor garden kit but insist on GMO-Free, USDA Organic plants, this is the kit for you. Spade to Fork is a family-owned company out of Oregon that prides itself on offering easy to grow kits that are 100% GMO-Free and Organic, all the way down to the potting soil disks. This kit also includes wood burned plant markers and a well-designed planting guide. This is the perfect eco-friendly option for a kitchen garden.
Organic herb seeds included: Italian Large Leaf Basil, Coriander (Cilantro), Peione Parsley, Thyme, and Broad Leaf Sage.
10. Mountain Valley Seed Company Culinary Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit
Everything you need in a compact package to grow fresh herbs all year from your kitchen. This beautifully packaged kit is perfect to give as a gift for any occasion, or as a gift for yourself. This home garden comes with soil pucks for mess free planting in a 12 cell tray, seed labels, and a humidity dome to help regulate temperature and moisture for successful indoor growing. This kit also includes growing instructions that will take you step by step through the process– perfect for beginners!
Seeds included: Dill, Oregano, Mustard, Chives, Parsley, and Basil.
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