10 Garden Starter Kits Perfect for Beginners

Get your grow on with these easy-to-follow gardening kits for beginners.

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February 11, 2021

You know that vegetable, herb and flower garden you’ve been talking about planting for the last several years? It’s time to stop your daydreaming and start seeding. We know that gardening can feel a bit intimidating when you’re starting out, but not to fret. We’ve rounded up 10 failproof and stress-free garden starter kits to get your green thumb in gear and make your garden dreams a reality.


Take your home-cooked meals to the next level with a beginners-friendly indoor herb garden. This herb garden starter kit comes with all the bells and whistles to grow fresh, aromatic herbs from your windowsill. Each kit includes a timber planter box, specialized soil discs, biodegradable coco coir pots, stylish bamboo labels and non-GMO seeds for Italian basil, cilantro and parsley.

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Brighten your spring and summer recipes with fresh and zesty herbs from this windowsill bottle garden kit. Each kit comes with germination stickers, bottle labels, garden inserts and seed packets for three citrusy herbs: lemon basil, lime basil and lemon balm. All you need to get started? Three recycled glass bottles and a sunny windowsill.

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All set on fruits and vegetables? Bring a little variety to your garden with this herbal tea growing kit. The expansive set comes with chamomile, peppermint, lemon balm and clover seeds, along with soil discs, decorative plant markers, planting pots, an herb grinder, an herb strainer and scissors. An in-depth growing guide provides helpful information and harvesting instructions for each plant. Grow your herbal tea seeds by a sunny window indoors or plant them alongside your fruits and vegetables in your outdoor garden.

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Master the art of mixology with a fresh, fragrant and delicious cocktail garden. The spirited kit comes with lemon balm, cucamelon, blue borage, lime basil, hyssop and mint herb seeds to bring vibrancy and flair to your boozy beverages. Also included: six starter pots, six peat blocks, six plant markers and a detailed instruction manual that outlines how to sow, grow and use your herbs to create mouthwatering cocktails at home.

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Put your green thumb to use with this indoor vegetable garden starter kit. The organic veggie garden seed kit includes five custom plant markers, a three-part growing guide, soil discs, compostable peat pots and certified USDA organic seed sets for carrots, radishes, lettuce, cherry tomatoes and green beans. We’re smitten with this seed kit because it allows you to jumpstart your summer vegetable garden from your kitchen counter and offers guidance for transplanting your plants outdoors so they continue to grow and flourish.

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No yard, no problem. This urban patio vegetable garden has everything you need to create a flourishing vegetable garden on your patio, porch or balcony. The kit comes with seeds for tomatoes, lettuce, squash, bell peppers, cucumber, strawberries and broccoli, as well as an extensive planting guide that outlines how to plant the seeds for successful growth. Plus, if you can't get your veggies to sprout, the shop will offer a full refund or a free replacement.

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Elevate your vegetable dishes with this exotic vegetable garden kit. The seed starter kit comes with a detailed gardening guide, four compressed soil discs, four whimsical plant markers, biodegradable pots and seed packs for Romanesco broccoli, black corn, lemon cucumber and purple carrots. The vibrant vegetables can be grown indoors or out, and each kit comes with extra seeds to ensure successful growth for every gardening experience level.

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Cayenne, jalapeno, Anaheim and habanero — oh my! This punchy pepper starter kit brings color to your garden and unmatched heat to your home-cooked meals. Each kit comes with four soil discs, customizable bamboo plant markers, an in-depth growing guidebook, steel scissors for harvesting and fabric grow bags for optimal drainage. The fiery kit can be grown indoors on your kitchen counter or windowsill before transplanting outdoors. Just an FYI from us to keep your green thumb far, far away from your eyes after harvesting your peppers.

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Add bohemian charm to your living room, kitchen or patio with this unique cactus growing kit. The 18-piece set comes with blue candle, fishhook barrel, desert spoon and red yucca cactus seeds as well as four chic reusable pots, bamboo marker sticks, soil discs, a moisture meter and a growing kit guidebook.

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Bring colorful blooms to your backyard with this boxed flower garden kit. The kit is ideal for novice and veteran gardeners alike and includes everything you need to plant your posies. Each set comes with a drip tray, a humidity dome, a 12-cell seed tray, flower markers, soil discs, growing instructions and seed packets (six!) for marigold, nasturtium and more blooming beauties.

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