Back To The Roots Fish Tank Herb Garden Kit

Last updated: May 15, 2020

We looked at the top Herb Garden Kits and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Herb Garden Kit you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the Back To The Roots Fish Tank Herb Garden Kit placed 10th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Now, you can bring the magic of aquaponics inside with the Water Garden — this easy & fun closed-loop ecosystem is perfect for any home or classroom! Just feed your betta fish, and watch the plants on top start to grow within days — all without any soil!

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This kit is more straightforward: It has a single Beta fish that provides nutrients for your plants in a fish-fertilizing, self-cleaning system.” This could work for microgreens or for herbs.
The fish waste helps to fertilize your plants, while the plant roots help to clean the water. This is a great conversation piece, or can make a great science lesson for kids!
- Heavy
You don’t need to do any pH balancing or nutrient adjusting like you would in a normal hydroponics system – just feed the fish, make sure the water level is topped off, and monitor the plants…that’s it.
If you enjoy indoor gardening for the mental health benefits as much as the culinary, this small indoor herb garden with a fish tank creates a miniature ecosystem that's so soothing to look at.
- Bustle
This aquaponics system is the ideal space-saver for eager gardeners. Waste produced by your water-bound buddy fertilizes the greens grown on top of the aquarium.
Multi-Use and easy to set up: It’s a garden, a fish tank, and a beautiful addition to your home décor.
All you’ll need to keep this ecosystem is fish food—the closed loop aquaponic system uses the fish waste to fertilize the herbs and microgreens that are growing on top, and the plants clean the water.

What reviewers didn't like

Expensive. Can't grow large plants.
- Heavy
you’re not going to be growing your daily supply of greens and herbs off of this thing
That said, it's not completely maintenance-free. It lacks a grow light, so you'll need an area with enough natural light for the herbs — and you still need to look after the fish and clean the tank occasionally to make sure everything is running smoothly.
- Bustle
Not as easy to maintain: Many reviewers complain that it’s a hassle to clean. The aquarium water must be cleaned from time to time and replenished just like any other aquarium, but the “farm” pots and air tube make accessing the fish’s water extra messy.
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