Whether you're a novice gardener, a frequent traveler, or simply a forgetful caretaker, investing in a smart planter can help your home garden flourish. The following options range from small, countertop devices to flexible environments that work for both plants and animals—choose what's best for you, and then reap the rewards.
1. GROW Duo
Forge a closer connection to the food you eat by growing your own vegetables with the GROW Duo, a sensor-powered, learning garden that connects to your phone.
Just hook it up to your water and sync it to your phone to get started. Based on your location and season, the system (which also comes with starter seeds) recommends plants for your home—and as a bonus for new gardeners, GROW duo will suggest new plants after your first harvest.
The system monitors factors like the microclimate of your yard and planter conditions, so you stay up-to-date while learning how to garden. You can pre-order now for $199.
Because they take up such little space, herb gardens are a great choice for people who live in urban environments—and because they're relatively simple to take care of, they're perfect for novice gardeners.
Make it even easier on yourself with the Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden, offered at $99.95. You’ll receive complimentary, NASA-inspired Smart Soil that helps configure water, oxygen, and nutrients, and you'll be able to track your plant’s growth online so that you know exactly when to harvest.