Grow Your Own

Home Gardening To Keep It Fresh
June 12, 2020
June 10, 2020
What We Considered

✓   Home-delivery

✓   Apartment friendly

✓   Eco-conscious

Our Picks

✓   Gardyn - Coolest integrated app

✓   Click And Grow - Best soil innovation

✓   Lettuce Grow - Best variety of plants

So you’ve done puzzles, cut your own bangs, and tie-dyed your sweats- what now? Time to try home gardening. While we know some of you cringe at the thought of killing yet another plant, we know how you can grow something you’ll actually want to keep alive and use. Fresh basil for a homemade margherita pizza, tomatoes for topping your avocado toast, or flowers to bring to the next door neighbor. All done mess-free thanks to these tech-forward companies.



The company that offers the ability to grow everything from veggies, to flowers, herbs and fruits, right from the comfort of your home. Yes, even if you live in a shoe-box-sized apartment. The Gardyn works a lot like a Keurig, but for plants. Pop in the yCube™ and watch nature and technology do their thing— no dirt required.

The Facts

✓   App to track best watering times

✓   Only two square feet of space needed

✓   Customizable plant selection

Brand Standards

✓  100% organic and non-GMO seeds

✓   Highly-efficient gardening

✓   Optimize watering needs

Click And Grow


Click And Grow understands what plants do for people. This is another “smart garden” company that aims to connect even the busiest of individuals with nature from the comfort of their own homes. Optimizing space, Click & Grow has a selection of structures suitable for growing herbs, fruits, veggies, and flowers. The future really is technology.

The Facts

✓   Great for small-spaces

✓   Variety of fruit, veggies, and flower options

✓   Gardens can hold up to three-weeks of water

Brand Standards

✓   Streamlining the in-home plant growing process

✓   Understand how plants improve general wellness

✓  “Smart soil” is completely free from harmful ingredients

Lettuce Grow


Things we don’t stand for-- food waste. This company gets that. An individual “Farmstand” serves as a self-watering, self-fertilizing hydroponic for your choice of seedlings. Coming in five sizes, it fits into any space you want it to. This future-forward planting device is made from ocean-bound plastic recovered from coastal communities, so feel good about preventing useless food waste and what you’re doing to help the environment. 

The Facts

✓   200+ seed varieties 

✓   Holds 20.5 gallons of water

✓   Only 5 minutes of care per week

Brand Standards

✓  Sustainably-focused 

✓  Smart water distribution

✓  Limiting industrialized big agriculture

Rooted NYC


Rooted NYC is a homegrown business, no really, they started out of their Brooklyn apartment. They are here to support even the least experienced plant mom or dad. Not only does Rooted NYC sell plants online, but they also sell herb and veggie seed packages. These are including, but not limited to; chives, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, arugula, and bell peppers. As they put it, “farm to table just became to-table”. We couldn’t have said it better.

The Facts

✓   Delivery right to your front door

✓   Plants & starter seed packages

✓   Biodegradable pots  

Brand Standards

✓   Offer lots of “how-to’s” for new plant owners

✓   Organic potting mixes and fertilizer sprays

✓   Plants for the laziest to the semi-invested individual

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Photo Credits: Gardyn/ Rooted/ Lettuce Grow/ Click And Grow/ via Instagram

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