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    28 Gardening Kits That'll Probably Blossom Into Your New Favorite Activity

    Let's ~celery-brate~ your new plants.

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    1. A kid-friendly garden kit so the whole family can enjoy the fruits (and veggies and flowers) of their labor.

    Williams Sonoma

    It comes with a grow tray with 36 slots, seed-growing pellets, three packs of seeds, reusable tea bags, and instructions.

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $29.95.

    2. A soil-free AeroGarden Harvest that'll entertain the adults and look super sophisticated on your counters.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    It comes with six pre-seeded pods (curly parsley, dill, Genovese basil, Thai basil, mint, and thyme) and plant food.

    Check out my colleague's AeroGarden review for more deets!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my AeroGarden! It's very low maintenance, the herbs grew beautifully and I love to have them available while cooking. I loved it so much I bought one for my sister." β€”M Brant

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $149.99.

    3. And don't forget an AeroGarden salad greens refill kit because how satisfying would it be to eat a salad with greens you grew on your countertop?


    Promising review: "Years ago, I bought my Aerogarden and had fun raising small tomatoes and peppers. It went into storage when we moved and I just brought it out again. I'm raising lettuces now. I'm already getting a small harvest, in just two weeks! The lettuce is sweet, fresh, and organic. I love it." β€”Betty from NC

    Get it from Macy's for $24.99 (also available in a gourmet herb version, a grow anything version, and a cascading petunias version).

    4. A three-slot self-watering indoor garden if you want to flex your green thumb but don't have a lot of free space for a bulky herb grower in your apartment.


    It comes with the planter and three basil seed pods.

    Get it from Zulily for $69.99.

    5. A water garden with a fish tank underneath to show off your herbs...and Herb the fish.

    The Home Depot

    It comes with the planter, seeds, D-Klor and Zym-Bac for the fish tank, grow stones, fish food, and a Petco coupon for $3 off a betta fish.

    Promising review: "I just love my water garden!! I’ve had it for over a year now and enjoy planting new herbs and watching them grow. I’ve been giving these to friends and family and they always seem pretty excited to receive it. I can’t wait to buy some more for Christmas presents...such a hit!!" β€”Ally

    Get it from The Home Depot or Back To The Roots for $99.99.

    6. A chic countertop microgreen grower so you can add a pop of color, a delicious crunch, and a dose of vitamins and nutrients to your meals.


    Get it from Food52 for $26, Chef'n for $29.99, or Wayfair for $38.99.

    7. A hydroponic herb-growing kit for indoor gardeners who don't want the stress and mess of soil.


    It comes with a stainless-steel net pot, seeds (basil, chamomile, lavender, mint, or all four), the soilless growing medium, plant food, and instructions.

    Get it from Food52 for $25+ (available in four styles or as a multipack), Modern Sprout for $25, or Verishop for $25 (available in chamomile and mint).

    8. An organic pearl mushroom-growing kit that'll produce half a pound of delicious fungi in just 10 days.


    It comes with the mushroom spawn, spray mister, tomato seeds, and downloadable instructions. Each box will grow two crops (three to four servings).

    Promising review: "Had a lot of fun growing them with the kids and they tasted great in a stir-fry!! They grew really fast (about a week and half)!" β€”MSFTampa

    Get it from Lowe's for $11.99 or Back To The Roots for $24.99.

    9. Or a shiitake mushroom log kit because walking into the kitchen will suddenly feel like walking into the middle of a forest.

    Uncommon Goods

    Just a heads up, it may take seven to 12 months for your log to begin fruiting. However, it will be ready to harvest every six weeks or so for up to three years!

    Promising review: "I gave these to a couple of friends and my sister because I loved mine so much. They are super easy and produce beautiful, flavorful mushrooms! I will never buy mushrooms from a grocery chain again!" β€”Courtney

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $30 (or try the oyster mushroom version!).

    10. A trio of push gardens if you want to turn your backyard into a haven for butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.


    Inside each push pop is a nutrient-rich grow medium and wildflower seeds that you spread across a patch of soil.

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with this product; the seeds sprouted almost immediately and are filling my deck with beauty and beautiful smells." β€”Nancy

    Get a set of three from Terrain for $15.95, Uncommon Goods for $18, or individually from Urban Outfitters for $9.

    11. A desert rose bonsai kit to add more zen to your hectic apartment.


    Get it from Verishop for $19.

    12. Or a set of three terra-cotta planters so you can add some serious desert vibes to your windowsill.


    Each set (desert rose bonsai, healing aloe, and prickly pear cactus) comes with three glazed terra-cotta vases and three stainless-steel net pots.

    Get the trio from Food52 for $50.

    13. A reusable hanging tomato-growing kit for anyone who feels like they're always playing ~ketchup~ with their gardening. Thankfully, all you have to do with this lil' guy is pot the soil, water the seeds, and wait.


    It comes with the hanger, potting soil, seeds, a mini shovel, and instructions.

    Promising review: "I was somewhat stunned that so many items could fit in one small package. I think the value for this hanging pocket planter is very good. A trowel, seed packets, two packages of soil, and directions for hanging come with this tomato-growing kit. The fact that there are multiple ways to suspend the pocket hanger is unexpected, but nice. I am very thankful for the directions as to how to hang it β€” the rope was even included!" β€”Carol

    Get it from Wayfair for $17.99 (originally $29.99).

    14. A wool felt succulent-making kit that'll stay alive no matter how many times you and your black thumb forget to water them. (In all seriousness, don't water these plant bbs!)

    LittleJenStore / Etsy

    It comes with the wool fibers in six colors, a medium-size felt needle, a wool felt basic tutorial with diagrams, and detailed instructions with diagrams.

    Get it from LittleJenStore on Etsy for $8.50 (available in two styles).

    15. A drop-in kit because the weather shouldn't dictate what you can and can't grow! Now you can grow watermelons, popcorn, and sunflowers in your home until they're ready to be transported and repotted outside.


    Get it from Food52 for $30+ (available in five types and as a variety pack).

    16. A plant-your-own-succulent kit if you need low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants that'll survive your forgetfulness.

    The Home Depot

    It comes with the terrarium and succulents, which come fully rooted in pots and will need to be repotted.

    Promising review: "I was so excited to receive these and I was not disappointed! Beautiful plants and they even label what kind they are with some care instructions. Packaged well and quick shipping!" β€”nrb13

    Get it from The Home Depot for $29.93.

    17. An avocado tree starter kit to supply your own stash for your daily avocado toast.

    Uncommon Goods

    Just FYI, it can take one to three months for your avocado to sprout depending on the temperature.

    Promising review: "So, I thought the product was gimmicky when I first received it...but I remained hopeful. I've always wanted to grow my own avocado tree, but I've never had luck on my own getting the pit to sprout. With this product, I have two that have sprouted and a third one getting close. I'm so excited!!" β€”jenson37

    Get a set of three from Uncommon Goods for $20.

    18. A Venus fly trap kit so you can finally get rid of those pesky bugs that always elude the fly swatter and that your cat has show zero interest in hunting.

    PlantsFromSeed / Etsy

    It comes with two plant pots, two grow pellets, two wooden markers, two trays for the pots, and a packet of seeds.

    Promising review: "I really love how easy it was to pot and they seem to be doing quite well!" β€”sydberard

    Get it from PlantsFromSeed on Etsy for $10.27.

    19. A cat grass kit for pet owners whose fur babies could use a little help with their digestion. Each box comes with oat, wheat, rye, and barley seeds that can help improve a cat's digestion and reduce hairballs.


    It comes with the wood box, a seed tray, and seeds that should take four to six days to grow.

    Promising review: "We have four feline fur babies and they love this cat grass and I like the little container. I had spouts on day two and it was fully grown by day five or six. I saw some reviews where folks had mold and I had that happen with a different brand before. The trick is to pour out any excess water in the lower tray and then I put it on the patio in the shade so it wasn't soaking wet. After it grew I gave it a little spritz of water and it is going strong." β€”4Cats

    Get it from Chewy for $9.95.

    20. Catnip in bag that may help reduce your kitty's anxiety and make them feel relaxed β€” or at least entertain them for a few minutes so you can *finally* get some work done.


    It comes with catnip seeds, growing medium, and coconut husks for drainage.

    Get it from Food52 for $20.

    21. A birth month flower kit because what better way to treat yourself (or a loved one) than with a sweet-smelling personalized gift.

    Uncommon Goods

    It comes with seeds, a glass bottle, a soil-free growing medium, instructions, and more info about your birth flower and its meaning.

    Promising review: "This was a lovely personalized gift for my mother-in-law, who enjoys gardening. It was special to give her something that was especially for her birthday, since it's in December and she often feels it gets all smushed together with Christmas. She planted it immediately and she's excited to have something to grow indoors even during the winter months." β€”Julie

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $34 (available in 11 styles).

    22. A lithops germination kit (lithops are sometimes called living stones) if you want a plant that not everyone has.

    LittleEmeraldThumb / Etsy

    It comes with soil, seeds (you can choose which ones you want), a pot, and fungicide.

    Get it from LittleEmeraldThumb on Etsy for $20 (available in nine styles).

    23. A pack of lollipops to enjoy (flavors include strawberry-basil and peach-marigold β€” yum!) and then plant. Yep, the seeds are in the stick so all you need to do is plant it once you've finished your sucker.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "This was a great gift for my sister. Her kids ate the lollipops and she planted the seeds for the plants. Everybody wins and it's a unique gift idea!" β€”Trace

    Get a set of eight from Uncommon Goods for $20.

    24. A strawberry garden in a bag so you can enjoy juicy strawbs that were grown in your kitchen. Plus, the garden is contained in this bag so you don't have to fuss with pots and trays.

    PottingShedCreations / Etsy

    Just a note: these strawbs are alpine strawberries (also called wild strawberries) and may take at least two years to bear fruit.

    It comes with seeds, the growing medium, coconut husks for drainage, a leakproof bag you can color, garden stakes, and instructions.

    Get it from PottingShedCreations on Etsy for $19.

    25. A bottle stopper growing kit for putting all your empty wine bottles to good use! Once you empty the bottle, fill it with water and insert one of the included hydroponic capsules. Drop in a seed and then wait!

    Uncommon Goods

    It comes with three seed varieties (sweet basil, dill, and lemon basil OR cosmos, marigolds, and zinnias), three biodegradable cornstarch inserts that'll fit most glass bottles, three germination domes, three sticker labels, and instructions.

    Promising review: "I have had this product for over six months and it is has been my most successful set of herbs! I just wish I could order individual hydroponic stoppers or that there were more herb option groups. These look absolutely amazing in my window sill, and I would love to fill it up with more varieties!" β€”Kait

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $22 (available in two styles).

    26. A veggie seed kit that'll probably make your kids want to eat their vegetables (no promises!). All the included seeds sprout easy-to-grow and versatile veggies.


    It includes bunching onion, Chantenay carrot, French Breakfast radish, haricot vert maxibel bean, mammoth melting snow pea, Marmande tomato, nasturtium (an edible flower), and rouge d'hiver lettuce; a steel case; garden stakes; a pencil; and instructions.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    27. A butterfly garden seed kit because you'll feel just like your Animal Crossing character running around your island (or, err, backyard) chasing butterflies (but not selling them at Nook's Cranny).

    Williams Sonoma

    It comes with six metal tins, six types of seeds (corn poppy, cosmos, lupine, nasturtium, purple coneflower, and zinnia), six coco fiber pots for starting seeds, six soil pellets, six wooden markers, a cotton muslin bag, and instructions.

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $29.95.

    28. A flower-growing kit that comes in its own planter if you're clueless about this whole gardening thing. It even has a self-watering system so that's one less thing to screw up!


    It comes with wax-coated paper tube that transforms into the planter, seeds, two trays, a stand, a wick, a grow medium, plant food, carbon and instructions.

    Get it from Terrain for $18 (available in three styles).

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