Last Updated: December 7, 2021

14 best indoor garden kits for herbs, vegetables & flowers.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 17 min read

What if we told you that fresh, straight-from-the-garden veggies and herbs were possible — even in your NYC apartment? It’s true, you really can have it all. One of the 21st century’s greatest innovations is the advent of the indoor garden kit. These Instagram-worthy starter kits come with everything you need to grow lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, and succulents — all from the comfort of your own home.


Overwhelmed by the choices? Have no fear, Grove is here. We’ve gathered up the best indoor garden kits so you can waste less time searching and more time growing and harvesting so you can get to the best part — eating the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.


1. Spade to Fork Organic Vegetable Garden Kit

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Stay humble by growing your own vegetables at home with help from this Spade to Fork Organic Vegetable Garden Kit. This organic garden kit comes with the essentials you’ll need to begin growing lettuce, radishes, cherry tomatoes, green beans, and carrots — the perfect rainbow of veggies for your plate. Along with five certified USDA organic seed …

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$29.97
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2. Back to the Roots Kids Science Grow Kit - Green Beans

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This organic grow kit is the perfect educational activity for kids of all ages looking to learn about where our food comes from and how to grow it themselves! It comes with everything you need to get started - organic seeds, organic expandable soil, and our eco-friendly Plantable Pots that are 100% compostable! Let your young one take charge with …
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3. Hamama Green Onion Kit with Bamboo Frame

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Everything you need to start growing green onions! Includes reusable grow tray, easy instructions, bamboo green onion lid, Bamboo Frame, and 3 coconut mats. Green onions sold separately.
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1 Green Onion Kit x 1 Bamboo Frame
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4. Modern Sprout DIY Seed Ball Kit - Pizza Garden

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Add Italian herbs to your cooking… mmm pizza, pasta, you name it with help from this Modern Sprout DIY Seed Ball Kit - Pizza Garden. This seed ball kit gives you what you need to make up to 20 nutrient-rich seed balls. Instructions are included to make things easy breezy even if you’re a beginning gardener. Not only can your household benefit from …

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$14.99
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5. Back to the Roots Terrarium Kids Grow Kit

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Watch your terrarium come to life with the magic of organic microgreens in just 7 days! Have fun building and decorating your own edible terrarium, and follow along in the included Discovery Booklet to learn about the magic of nature's ecosystems. Everything included - just add water and watch it grow!
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$12.99
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6. Hamama Microgreens Grow Kit with Bamboo Frame

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An impressive way to grow your own greens at home packaged in a modern design, this Hamama Microgreens Grow Kit with Bamboo Frame needs only water to get going. Each of the included seed packets grows in just one week, so you can start enjoying fresh greens almost as quickly as you began growing them. This microgreens grow box makes a great gift, …

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1 x Bamboo Frame + 1 x Microgreens Starter Kit
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7. Hamama Seed Quilts Variety Pack

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Save when you bundle with Grove — this Hamama Seed Quilts Variety Pack comes with five of the Hamama Seed Quilts refills, including the Spicy Daikon Radish, Super Salad Mix, Hearty Broccoli, Energizing Kale, and Zesty Mix. These DIY microgreen seed quilts are super easy to grow at home with the Hamama Microgreens Starter Kit. Get greens to use in …

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5 seed quilts
$25.99
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8. Back to the Roots Water Garden Duo - Hydroponic Ecosystem

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The Water Garden Duo is an award-winning home ecosystem that makes the perfect gift, educational family project, or piece of living home decor.

Hydroponics will create a sleek, low-maintenance, self-watering planter for growing luscious bamboo, succulents, and houseplants! Customize the interior of the tank however you'd like and create a …
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$99.99
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9. Spade to Fork Organic Lettuce & Greens Kit

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The Spade To Fork line of organic garden kits was originally developed by owners Ana & Jeff as an after-school educational project to spark inspiration in their own 3 children and get their hands a little dirty growing garden fresh veggies. They are now proud to be part of a global revolution to make food personal again.

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10. Modern Sprout Eco Planter - Basil

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The ultimate accessory for an inspired kitchen, Eco Planters take the guesswork out of gardening. This all-inclusive kit features a modern, clear 1L canning jar. Includes: organic seeds, stainless steel net pot, wick, grow medium, plant food, carbon, instructions.
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11. Spade to Fork Organic Culinary Herbs Kit

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The Spade To Fork line of organic garden kits was originally developed by owners Ana & Jeff as an after-school educational project to spark inspiration in their own 3 children and get their hands a little dirty growing garden fresh veggies. They are now proud to be part of a global revolution to make food personal again.

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12. Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit

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Searching for an easy and fun way to grow your own organic, non-GMO mushrooms at home? Try the Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit! In less than two weeks, you’ll be growing your own gourmet pearl oyster mushrooms right out of the box.

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$19.99
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13. Hamama Seed Quilt

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Grow your own microgreens at home in about one week with this easy-to-use Hamama Seed Quilt. Just use it alongside the Hamama Microgreens Starter Kit, and grow greens for salads, sandwiches, and smoothies in no time. Choose from a variety of Hamama Seed Quilt refills, including Spicy Daikon Radish, Super Salad Mix, Hearty Broccoli, Energizing Kale, …

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1 x Seed Quilt
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14. Back to the Roots Self-Watering Grow Kit - Succulent & Cacti

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This mini hydroponic system works with all popular cacti and succulents and takes the worry out of watering!
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FAQs

What is the best indoor herb garden kit?

All of the indoor garden kits in our list are highly rated by Grove members, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best indoor garden, no matter which kit you choose. Some of the easiest herbs to grow indoors are basil, oregano, mint, chives, sage, rosemary, and thyme — these herbs are a cinch to care for and don’t require special treatment, unlike many other herbs.


Grove writer Harry Rabinowitz really does live in an NYC apartment. With chaotic weather, unpredictable lighting, and spotty heating — combined with his self-proclaimed, natural knack for killing plants — we were excited to see how he did with an indoor garden kit. Follow along as he goes from unboxing to yielding his first harvest from Hamama, and get a first-person perspective on how easy it is to use an indoor garden kit.


What herbs grow well indoors?

There are a ton of herbs that are super easy to grow indoors. If you’re worried about how they’ll do in the winter — don’t be. Most folks have their heat set to 65–70℉ during the colder months, which is a great temp for these easy indoor herbs to grow in. A good rule of (green) thumb is: If you’re comfortable, the plants are comfortable.


Here’s a list of herbs you can grow indoors:


  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Fennel
  • Chives
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Dill

Vegetables that are easy to grow indoors include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Green onions
  • Hot peppers
  • Salad greens
  • Microgreens
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes

What do I need for an indoor garden?

The most intimidating part of starting your own indoor garden is often the amount of supplies required to get ‘er up and running. That’s the beauty of indoor garden kits — everything you need is in one easy-to-set-up package. These kits include seeds, soil discs, peat pots, plant markers, and instructions — all you need to bring to the table is water and a sprinkling of patience as your crops grow.


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