I can't keep a cactus alive, but I can grow herbs thanks to the foolproof AeroGarden — at its lowest price ever, today only

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This is about as foolproof as gardening gets; I defy you to not grow a hearty batch of herbs! (Photo: AeroGarden)
This is about as foolproof as gardening gets; I defy you to not grow a hearty batch of herbs! (Photo: AeroGarden)

I'm not good at plants. Or gardens. Some folks are blessed with green thumbs; I'm saddled with digits of death. That's why I'm a huge fan of newfangled indoor gardens, which rely on LED lights and a simple water reservoir you refill every so often. Now I'm able to grow super-hearty herbs, and do so year-round.

Want to do likewise? Today only, Best Buy has the AeroGarden Sprout indoor garden for $60. That's $40 off and, according to Best Buy, the lowest price ever. Shipping is free; you might also be able to grab in-store pickup. (Note that Amazon is currently offering it for the same price.)

The Sprout is a compact, three-pod unit, meaning you can grow up to three plants at a time. It comes with basil, parsley and dill to get you started; AeroGarden sells a wide variety of other herbs and such, including mini tomatoes. There's minimal watering involved; just fill up the tank every so often.

I haven't used this exact model, but I own a very similar indoor garden system — and it's fantastic. Nothing beats spreading a little fresh basil on a pizza or having parsley and cilantro always at the ready for homemade chermoula sauce. (Look it up. You're welcome.)

If there's a downside, it's that the LEDs are pretty bright. This definitely isn't a bedroom-friendly device, and you probably don't want it in your home office or near your TV, either.

Although the holidays are still months away, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that this makes a great gift. And $60 is a great price.

If you've used an AeroGarden before, share your thoughts about it in the comments section below!

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