Click & Grow Energy-Efficient Nursery Herb Hydroponic System, 3-Pod

Last updated: June 1, 2023


This hydroponic system includes bright LED lights, which help your plants grow regardless of the weather. The water reservoir powers the self-watering function, so you never have to remember to water your herbs. You can choose from over 50 pre-seeded plant pods.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: You don’t need a green thumb to grow herbs with this electronic herb garden kit.

In our analysis of 6 expert reviews, the Click & Grow Energy-Efficient Nursery Herb Hydroponic System, 3-Pod placed 2nd when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Smart Garden takes care of plants automatically by making sure they have enough water, light and nutrients at all times.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

A self-sustaining garden that can grow your favorite ingredients without your doing much work at all? It's as foolproof as it gets.
This electronic garden really can turn anyone’s black thumb into a green one. It was extremely forgiving of all my mishaps and continues to grow a plentiful supply of fresh basil.
I'm continually impressed by how quickly the plants are growing, and based on their comments, so are all of my colleagues who pass by the desk and check up on their progress every day.
We are only a little over two weeks in, but so far, it’s been one of the easiest plant-growing experiences I have ever had.
George Pisegna, deputy director and chief of horticulture at the Horticulture Society of New York, recommends it because it offers a complete growing system, with a self-watering container and an LED grow light. It comes with the plants, too. Pisegna says both systems are foolproof and would work in any home or apartment.
You don't need to be blessed with a green thumb to get results with the Click and Grow Smart 3 (around $75), which does all the work for you. Just insert its preloaded seed capsules, fill the reservoir with water, connect it to an electrical outlet, and wait for the magic to happen.

What reviewers didn't like

The LED light can be pretty bright, especially since the device's timer will keep it on for about 16 hours (and then off for eight).
While it does a lot of the work for you, it does not do all of it. You do have to add water (the bigger the plants get, the faster the water needs to be replenished). You also have to add the arms to the light (but there is some wiggle room there in terms of timing).
many people point out that the refills themselves are pricey – up to $20 for rosemary and tomatoes. Given that plant seeds are a dollar or two at any garden shop, that price might prove unsustainable.
Refill pods are expensive
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