I wish I had a “green thumb”. I would love to have a lot of plants, both flowering and non-flowering, around my home. Unfortunately I have a “gray thumb” because everything I try and grow dies. I did have a tiny (literally!) bit of luck a few years ago trying to grow veggies on my balcony. Due to lack of space I had to use tiny containers and as a result I had tiny veggies. I had tomatoes about the size of a marble and string beans the size of almond slivers. I wish I could find the photos I took of them. They looked like something you would use as a prop for dolls. LOL.
I don’t know why I have no luck growing plants. I’m hoping when we have a house and I can plant things in the ground and not in pots that I’ll have better luck.
I currently have two plants in my home that are real (I have to resort to using artificial plants and flowers to decorate with). One of an Aloe plant which so far has survived the summer. I think it’s because it doesn’t have to be watered frequently compared to other plants. I have to admit that I often forget to water plants, which could have a lot to do with why they never survive in our home.
What if I told you that you can grow beautiful plants and herbs without having to do a thing? A product called Click and Grow allows you to grow plants and herbs with hardly any effort at all. All you need to do is make sure the unit has ample water and the plant has the necessary sunlight. That’s it. You don’t have to worry about forgetting to water your plant or feeding it.
Click and Grow is a square flower “pot”. Inside a contained section of the box is a round area filled with soil and seeds. All you need to do when you remove the Click and Grow from the packaging is add batteries and water. That’s it! Click and Grow does the rest.
Click and Grow automatically waters your plant when needed. In fact Click and Grow does everything for your plant so you don’t have to. The unit keeps check of the water, fertilizer and air and delivers the necessary things your plant needs. There are sensors in the flower pot set up for the specific plant you are growing. The sensors know when to deliver more water or food when you plant needs it.
The starter kit contains everything you need to get started. All you need are batteries and water. You don’t even need to worry about planting the seeds. It’s already done for you. Everything (seeds, nutrients…) is all in the cartridge. You can replace the cartridge as needed whenever a plant dies. You do not need to purchase a new Click and Grow pot. It can be reused over and over again.
The plants don’t live as long as plants grown in a more traditional way. Most Click and Grow plants last from 4-12 months (each plant has it’s own life cycle). I would prefer that the plants and flowering plants live longer, but this seems about right when it comes to the herb plants because I’m sure most people would enjoy constantly having things like Basil and Thyme readily available year round.
The Click and Grow starter kit comes complete with a plant and the Click and Grow pot for $59.99. Refill cartridges are $19.90 each.
Currently the available plants are;
My plant is the Cockscomb. So far I only have sprouts. I can’t wait until they start to flower, which won’t be for 2 months.
The Click and Grow pot also alerts you to any problems. When everything is “A-OK” the pot will flash a green light every five minutes. If the water needs to be refilled a blue light will flash. If the batteries need replacing a red light will flash. If there is something else wrong a yellow light will be seen.
So far I am pleased with the results. I love that I don’t have to constantly worry about making sure my plant is OK or needs water. The Click and Grow takes care of all of that for me. I can’t wait to see the end result. I’ll update this post with more pictures when the plant starts to flower.
Check out this video to see for yourself just how easy it is to grow plants and herbs with Click and Grow.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.