The Skud
I question the non-inclusion of chives, for a start, lemon balm might be counted as an alternative, but I am not sure. Other seed choices should be there, how about radishes for one? They grow as fast as most herbs and would make as good a contribution for my household.
It would be interesting to see an analysis of the soil to see exactly how special it is.
Michael Brendzel
When my twins were 8, they were struggling to find age-appropriate ways to earn money. We came up with the idea of growing/selling herb gardens in the neighborhood. It worked out very well. They learned a lot and made a few bucks. Theirs, of course, was low tech. But had the virtue of costing $10 to make at full retail on supplies.
What everybody wants to know is can you grow pot with it?
I was one of those original Kickstarter funders. As swag I received this unit. I even ordered a few more plants. The basil and thyme are being harvested now seem fine. But the third plant ,tomato, is blowing my mind! It is a Bonsai, really! 6" tall and has a little green tomato budding out. I will be able to make a nice pasta sauce for a garden fairy soon. Talking to the makers of this product and hope the produce non seeded pots for starting anything you want, to transfer outside after the frost. It did what it said, in miniature....
Paul Davis
same without a light for €6...
Had to think about this a bit after I read it this morning. I am also an early Kickstarter supporter. I must say I don't care for the fact that they are already selling these commercially when they have yet to send me the one they promised a year ago. They also do not respond to messages I have left. This might be fine for folks in Europe, but for the USA, I have to advise you steer clear.
Paul Anthony
I got mine from Kickstarter campaign after I was able to let the company now I had not gotten mine yet they said I was lost in a glitch then I took another contact with the company to get them to actually sending unit I got the impression they were overwhelmed. As far as using the product the biggest challenge was setting it up using the very limited and ambiguous instructions I logged on to the site in order to get more clarity but there was no clarity to be found there. I did eventually get it set up and 6 weeks later I had my three plants it healthy basil some lemon balm which I would never have chosen but it was nice to try and my spindly little time that looks nothing like the one in the picture on gizmag. The light bar appears to be adjustable in heights but I'm not sure if that's the case when I try to move mine the light turns off and starts flashing I'm not sure if it's supposed to be adjustable again the instructions are vague so I'll just leave it alone.
David Ling
$100 and you can't choose what to grow? I've picked up a competitor option for 1/2 the cost and am growing mint, oregano, and basil.
Jess McCormick
I love my Click and Grow. FYI There is a design flaw with the water sensor (it made the light blink all the time) but when I emailed them they just told me to remove the sensor. It worked. I'm an avid gardening in the summer so I got this to use in the winter. I wouldn't use this just for seed starting and transplanting outside, the pods are really expensive for that.
They said they are going to come out with an empty pot so you can plant your own seeds but I just scratched off the seeds with my fingernail and planted what I wanted. You can only have so much lemon balm. If you want to plant your own seeds but you can't see them just get it started as usual and pull out all the seedlings that sprout. Then plant what you want.