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15 Microgreen Kits & Indoor Gardens To Save Money (Ranked)

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Let us face it – eating healthy is expensive! While we recommend living a frugal life to pay off loans and grow your investment portfolio, we also do not recommend skimping on good quality, nutritious food. We found that one of the easiest ways to eat healthy, while still saving money, is by using Microgreens Kits to grow our greens.

Microgreens are growing in popularity and for good reason. They’re a nutritious addition to any dish, easy to grow at home, and offer an economical way of getting micro-nutrients like vitamins, minerals, proteins, and antioxidants into your diet. If you’re looking for some microgreens kits to try at home then this post is for you. We have put together a list of the best ones on the market right now – both indoor gardens and microgreen kits – so take a look below.

Hamama Home Microgreens Growing Kit & Bamboo Frame

Overview

The Hamama microgreens kit comes with everything you need to grow healthy microgreens at home. The greens start growing in 7 days and the kit includes a Grow Guarantee. if the kit doesn’t grow, they will send you a replacement at no cost.

What is included in the kit?

  • Growing Tray
  • Bamboo Frame – This Hamama Kit comes with a bamboo frame that makes it an appropriate showpiece for your home
  • Two seed ‘quilts’ – Seed quilts are pre-seeded pads that you simply place in the tray and water once. A super-salad seed quilt and a hearty broccoli seed quilt come with the kit.

Bottom Line

This is our top pick for Best Microgreens Kit due to the ease of setup, good looks and the grow guarantee.

Self-Watering Microgreens Growing Kit

Overview

If you’re just looking to get started with a personal-sized indoor growing kit and do not want to handle any soil, then this inexpensive starter kit works well.

What is included in the kit?

This no-frills kit comes with:

  • 3 certified organic seed packets
  • 3 bamboo fiber grow pads and trays

Bottom Line

This is a great microgreens kit if you’re looking for an affordable, no-soil kit for 1 person.

Chef’N Microgreens growing kit

Overview

This microgreens kit is one of the least expensive options on this list, but it still offers a stylish grower that you can show off on your countertop.

What is included in the kit?

  • Growing medium (nutritious soil)
  • One harvest’s worth of alfalfa and radish microgreen seeds
  • Discount code to order more seeds from the Seattle Seed Company.

Bottom Line

This stylish and easy-to-use kit is a great starter kit. Consider buying it with this seeds kit, which includes 30,000 Non-GMO seeds.

Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit

Overview

This microgreens kit offers an easy-to-grow indoor herb garden in cute burlap bags. Imagine being able to pluck fresh basil and put it right in your pasta, pizza, or salad dish. All instructions are included and this company has extensive support to guide you through the process as well.

What is included in the kit?

  • 4 cute little burlap grow bags
  • Non-GMO basil, thyme, parsley, and cilantro microgreen seeds included
  • Additionally, the kit contains soil ‘disks’
  • Bamboo markers to mark each plant
  • A planter to proudly display all 4 bags in

Bottom Line

This kit makes for a great gift – for yourself and a loved one. The large variety of herbs makes it a no-brainer for us to recommend.

Microfarm Professional Microgreen Gardening Kit

Overview

This microgreens kit is more expensive than the others on this list, but if you have a large family, want to move on to more sophisticated growers, or want to share or sell your microgreens, then check out this kit.

It is designed to optimize the growing process by using farmer-approved light technology. Two large, stacked growing trays double the amount of harvest.

What is included in the kit?

  • Full Spectrum LED Grow Light
  • 2 Growing Trays

Bottom Line

This one is ideal for bigger harvests and is one of the more technologically advanced kits on this list.

Seeds or growing soil are not included, so you would need to purchase those separately. Here are some great options: Organic Seeds & Growing Soil.

Organic Microgreens growing kit

Overview

This microgreens kit is an excellent choice for those of you who want a re-fillable planter which is great to look at. The kit is 100% guaranteed to grow.

What is included in the kit?

  • Beautiful wooden planter
  • Growing soil
  • Waterproof liner
  • Seeds include a packet of organic sunflower microgreen seeds and a mixed salad microgreen seed, which contains Broccoli, Kale, Arugula & Red Cabbage seeds

Bottom Line

A great choice due to the Grow Guarantee and the beautiful, refillable planter.

9 Herb Window Garden

Overview

This 34 piece herb garden kit includes everything you need to grow 9 different herbs at home.

What is included in the kit?

  • 9 reusable pots
  • 9 packets of seeds, including Dill, Basil, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Oregano, Cilantro, Sage, & Mustard
  • 9 pot markers

Bottom Line

Hard to beat the variety of this kit. Since there are 9 different pots, it’s easy to share or gift the ones you don’t want to use yourself.

Window Garden Microgreens Kit

Overview

While the kit itself is like most other kits on the list, you can purchase an optional window mount to get it off your countertop and also optimize the light for your greens.

What is included in the kit?

  • Acrylic tray
  • Pre-measured soil and seeds

Bottom Line

The window mount (sold separately) makes it a great choice for small spaces. The kit is also refillable with the company’s pre-measured soil and seed packets.

Kitchen Crop Deluxe Kitchen Seed Sprouter

Overview

This hydroponic kit comes with 4 stackable trays allowing you to grow soil-free sprouts in a small space.

What is included in the kit?

  • 1 oz Alfalfa seeds
  • 4 stackable trays

Bottom Line

The stackable design allows you to grow a variety of sprouts in a small space.

Our Transition to Indoor Gardens

Once we started growing microgreens at home, we wanted to grow bigger vegetables and optimize our home garden. So we went looking for indoor gardens that use technology, optimal lighting and can grow herbs, greens, and bigger vegetables like tomatoes, strawberries, and peppers to feed our growing hunger for organic produce.

If you are interested to do the same, below is a list of the best soil and hydroponic indoor gardens for your money.

3 Best Indoor Vegetable Gardens (With Soil)

Click and Grow Smart Garden 9 Indoor Home Garden

Overview

If you’re going to grow your indoor garden in your living room or kitchen, you may as well buy something that looks good, while getting the job done effectively.

The Smart Garden 9 is a self-watering indoor garden with pre-seeded ‘pods’ that you simply pop in. These pods are designed to optimize the levels of nutrients, water, and air. LED lights help to accelerate the growth and you don’t have to water for a whole month. There are over 50 Non-GMO, pesticide-free pod options to choose from, including Tomato, Lettuce, Basil, Peppers, and even Strawberries.

What is included in the kit?

  • A stylish grower with LED lights, a built-in timer, and a self-watering tank
  • Includes 3 Mini Tomato, 3 Basil, and 3 Green Lettuce Plant pods

Bottom Line

We like Click and Grow’s products because they leverage technology to grow greens, are easy to use, and look beautiful at the same time. The Smart Garden 9 is our top choice for indoor gardens.

Click and Grow Smart Garden 3

Overview

If the Smart Garden 9 is too big for your space, go with the Smart Garden 3. You will not be able to grow as many pods side by side, but you will still have the enormous choice that Click and Grow offers.

What is included in the kit?

  • A stylish grower with LED lights, a built-in timer, and a self-watering tank
  • Includes 3 Basil Plant Pods

Bottom Line

Choose this indoor garden if you like the features and wide variety of plant options of the Smart Garden 9, but have less space or need less variety.

Mr. Stacky Smart Farm Self Watering Garden

Overview

This vertical garden is large enough to grow a variety of vegetables indoors or outdoors, with or without soil. A submersible pump and a large reservoir allow, automatic watering, so you can go on vacation without worrying about the plants.

What is included in the kit?

  • 5 Large Stacking Planter
  • 16 Gallon Reservoir
  • 250 GPH Submersible Pump
  • 7 Day Digital Timer
  • Water Distribution Head
  • Starter Plant Food
  • All Pipes, Tubes, Adapters, Growing Guide & Online Chat Support

Bottom Line

Mr. Stacky’s Smart Farm is recommended for indoor or outdoor use. We recommend this garden due to the large capacity and water pump capabilities.

3 Best Hydroponic Indoor Gardens (No Soil Needed)

AeroGarden Bounty Basic Indoor Hydroponic Herb Garden

Overview

This hydroponic grower does not require any soil to be handled or changed. It is also big enough to grow tomatoes and peppers while optimizing the growth process using technology.

What is included in the kit?

  • 9 varieties of Organic, Non-GMO seeds, including Genovese Basil (x2), Thai Basil, Curly Parsley, Italian Parsley, Thyme, Chives Dill, and Mint

Bottom Line

This indoor garden is our top choice for a hydroponic garden, based on the timed light, variety of seeds, and large harvest capability.

QYO Hydroponics Growing System

Overview

This growing system has two settings – one optimized to grow vegetables and another to grow your flowers! There is no soil needed and the system is pretty easy to set up and use. QYO indoor garden kit comes with an automatic water pump circulation system with 30 mins on/30 mins off-timer.

What is included in the kit?

  • Automatic water pump
  • Automatic growing light

Bottom Line

A great choice for growing flowers or vegetables easily. 12 different plants can be grown at the same time. One downside is that starter seeds are not included, so you would need to buy those separately.

Moistenland Hydroponics Growing System

Overview

This system is unique because it includes an air circulating fan and a water circulation pump. Both are set to turn on/off automatically to be energy efficient. The online reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with most reviewers pointing out the ease of use.

What is included in the kit?

  • Automatic circulating fan
  • Automatic circulating water pump
  • Automatic growing light

Bottom Line

A great choice for an easy-to-use soil-less indoor garden. Up to 12 plants can be grown at the same time.

Since there are two fans, expect this garden to be a little bit noisier than the other ones on this list. There are also no seeds included, so plan to purchase those separately.

FAQs

Why Microgreens?

A few years ago, we were struggling with keeping a healthy lifestyle and consulted a nutritionist. She advised us to switch to a vegetable-heavy, preferably organic, diet to get rid of preservatives, hormones, and pesticides, etc. from our food.

The first time we went organic grocery shopping, we were in for a big sticker shock! Organic groceries are 2x to 3x more expensive than regular groceries. We love our vegetables (Pri is vegetarian), salads, crunchy seeds & herbs. So, to save money while eating organic produce, we started growing our Microgreens at home.

We started with just a single Microgreen Kit, graduated to indoor gardens, and now have 4 different types of vegetables & herbs growing in our kitchen.

What Are Microgreen Kits?

You can certainly grow Microgreens without a kit, but a well-composed microgreen kit makes it much easier to quickly grow vegetables and herbs at home. Especially if you are a first-time grower, we recommend going with a Microgreen Kit to grow your greens.

Microgreen kits usually come with everything you need to get started. This may include:

  • Microgreen Seeds: there are a large variety of seeds to choose from. Not all seeds are organic, so ensure to choose the ones that fit your health goals.
  • Potting Soil (unless the kit is hydroponic)
  • Fertilizer (if needed)
  • A growing tray
  • Instructions

 

What Is The Best Microgreens Kit?

Our recommendation for the best microgreen kit is the Hamama Microgreens Kit & Bamboo Frame – due to the ease of use, grow guarantee, and good looks.

What Is The Best Indoor Garden?

Our recommendation for the best indoor garden is the Smart Garden 9, which uses advanced technology to grow greens, is easy to use, and looks beautiful at the same time.

Do Microgreens Regrow After Cutting?

Yes, microgreens do regrow after being cut. The growth cycle of microgreens is usually between 14-21 days.

What Are The Healthiest Microgreens?

Some of the healthiest microgreens are micro amaranth (red), micro cilantro, micro parsley, and micro red mustard. It is also important to note that some of the healthiest foods on earth are leafy greens such as kale, spinach & chard, which can also be grown as microgreens.

There are a large variety of microgreens that you can grow at home. Some of the most popular ones are:

  • Radishes
  • Broccoli
  • Leafy vegetables like arugula, lettuce, spinach
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Basil, etc.

 

How Much Does A Tray Of Microgreens Cost?

The price depends on whether you are just buying seeds from your local organic grocery store or are going with pre-packaged kits. Either way, microgreens can be grown rather inexpensively.

Wrap Up: Microgreens Are Healthy And Can Save You Money

While we started growing microgreens to save money on grocery bills, the health benefits of eating greens are a big plus. It is also quite exciting to nurture and watch our greens grow from seeds. We’ve killed our fair share of plants but having good microgreen kits certainly makes it easier for non-green-thumbed people like us.

Starting your first microgreen garden can be a daunting task, but it can also be rewarding and incredibly healthy. We hope this post has helped you to choose the microgreens kit and indoor garden that is perfect for your needs.

Ash & Pri

Ash & Pri are the Founders of AshandPri.com where they empower others to make smart money decisions across all aspects of life. They achieved financial freedom in their 30's and have traveled to over 30 countries, thanks to a disciplined approach to money management. Both hold an MBA degree and have 13+ years of experience in financial services, consulting, and telecommunications.
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