Monday, June 17, 2024


Grow your herbs indoors with ease with nuGarden.

One question we get a lot is:  how do I keep basil on my kitchen windowsill? The answer is a little depressing. You won’t be able to keep it for long in a pot indoors because there simply is not enough light. A plant indoors right next to a sunny window gets only 1/10 the amount of light that it would get outdoors in a full-sun location.

There are a few grow-light planter systems on the market to combat this problem, but none are like the nuGarden from a recent Manitoba start-up. nuGarden comes in three sizes, so you can grow just a few herbs (or micro-greens) in a 5- by 10-inch garden centre tray, a few more in a 10- by 10-inch tray, or a whole 20- by 10- inch tray’s worth in a stand-alone nuFarm. Plus, both of the two larger units are stackable, so you can grow a tower of greens.

Each nuGarden model has a timer for the light, so you can give your plants exactly what they need. They also have a reservoir for water so you can fill it and forget about it for about a week.

When you buy a nuGarden, you also get a pre-seeded tray that is completely biodegradable to get you started. You choose from mint, parsley, one of four kinds of basil, spinach, lettuce and several others.

Our general manager (Ian Leatt, of Two Olde Dawgs fame) is so impressed by nuGarden that he has one in his office and several others that he is sell- ing. If you’d like to give it a try, give us a call.