Grofresh Kitchen Garden: Review and Giveaway

Grofresh kitchen garden is a brilliant way to grow herbs, plants and flowers indoors, with no mess and no fuss! It uses a clever patented celpod method of growing. This allows you to grow most plants quickly and easily, and is eco-friendly too. It is perfect for people who don’t have a garden, or who just want to grow extra food in their kitchen. It is fully automated and keeps the environment under optimal conditions, so you don’t need to be green fingered to gain a successful crop; in fact, it literally couldn’t be easier to grow your own food!

We were kindly sent a Grofresh kitchen garden to review…

Setting up

The Grofresh kitchen garden is extremely easy to set up as it comes pre-assembled except for the biolite, which easily slots into the base. You then simply add the nutrient solution, prepare the hydrocels, plant the seeds or plugs in the biocel, then turn it on.

Grofresh microgrower kitchen garden

Step by step;

Mix the nutrient solution provided with 1.3L of clean water and pour it into the base by removing the water filler cap, then replace the cap. Do not overfill. Make sure the growtop is on the growtank before filling. The essential nutrients are mixed with the water and delivered directly to the plants root system several times a day.

Prepare the hydrocels by soaking them in water until they are soft then squeeze out excess water. Slot them back into the celpod, securing them with the feet.

To plant the seeds just slice through the top of the hydrocel and put the seeds in about 1cm from the top, then place it in the biocel. Plugs are similar; just slice right through the middle of the hydrocel instead. See the instruction manual for more details on planting.


The microgrower has three watering settings (low, medium and high) and you can change between them using just one button. It uses flashing lights to indicate which setting has been selected. Check the seed packet to determine the correct level needed. I would also recommend planting either the same plants, or ones with similar watering requirements.

A single red light will flash every 30 seconds to indicate the water is low and requires refilling. The rest of the time it flashes green every 30 seconds to indicate it is working correctly. So this is a pretty fool- proof system!

The bioight will automatically switch on for 16 hours then off for 8 hours. The timing can be adjusted by using pressing a button on the base. If you turn it off, it will remain off for 8 hours then automatically turn on for 16 hours, back off for 8 hours and so on. If you turn it on, it will stay on for 16 hours, then off for 8 hours. You get the idea! It is all automatic, so no need to do anything.

Grofresh kitchen garden

Other Information

Grofresh kitchen garden comes in a range of colours, so you can match your kitchen decor.

You can grow most things that grow above ground (not below ground).

The hydrocels only last for one growing cycle but you can purchase more from the website. Replacement hydrocels cost £9.95.

Grofresh kitchen garden RRP: £59.95.

Purchase at

Grofresh advert

Our Verdict

The Grofresh kitchen garden is so very straightforward to set up and use, it takes up hardly any space in the kitchen, and after just a few days shoots are already appearing – so it is clearly a very effective system! We love it!

Shoots growing in Grofresh kitchen garden after just a few days.


Enter code WZLKG3 at checkout to receive £10.00 off all Grofresh kitchen garden orders! Valid until end of June 2018 only.

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Giveaway Time!!!!

To be in with a chance to win your own Grofresh kitchen garden, enter my giveaway via rafflecopter below! Ends 22nd July 2018. UK residents only. T&Cs apply.

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Good luck!

*Disclosure: I was sent the Grofresh kitchen garden for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Author: Living Life Our Way

NP and home ed mum, conservationist, nature lover, blogger, SEN & MH advocate, ex teacher. ~Don't think outside the box, think like there is no box~

139 thoughts on “Grofresh Kitchen Garden: Review and Giveaway”

  1. It sounds and looks like an incredible bit of kit! Would love to be able to grow my own things more easily

  2. I would grow plum tomatoes in this which need regular watering. It would save me having to remember to water frequently. Love the features of kit.

  3. What an amazing invention, would be perfect to grow and maintain cherry or plum tomatoes due to system features. I’d grow tomatoes in it.

  4. I think I would grow tomatoes. My gran used to grow them in her greenhouse, and the smell of tomato plants always reminds me of her!

  5. ID definately try tomatoes, but think it would be excellent for a fresh supply of herbs like basil, parsley oregano, having a fresh supply so quickly would be brilliant x

  6. I really love this. I think I’d grow tomatoes. I have some out in a grow bag but these look much tidier. Thankyou x

  7. What a great idea I go through chillies, coriander and lovely on the vine tomatoes seriously each week

  8. clever idea , a good way of growing things , i love cucumbers and chillies so woud try to grow these, never been successful with cucumbers

  9. I’d love to have a go at growing tomatoes. We eat a lot of them and I’m always buying more. Think there’d be a real sense of satisfaction in growing our own.

  10. Seems tomatoes are a popular thing to grow, I’m fed up with tasteless toms so I’d love to grow one or three

  11. Wow! This is such a great idea! I am forever forgetting to water my herbs and veg so this would be fab. Mess free too! I’d try to grow tomatoes and maybe chillies?

  12. My dad used to grow tomatoes and they were so delicious, I’d love to be able to grow some ourselves

  13. What a fantastic idea! I’d grow tomatoes – I can’t get enough of them at this time of year, and in the past we have been fortunate enough to have a supply from our neighbour, but she’s not too well at the moment so we haven’t had them and I’m really missing that fresh from the vine taste!

  14. I have so many seeds that I’ve collected from old plants that I’d love to use this to start them off. Not all of them are fruit or veg seeds but it’d be great to give it a go with flowers too

  15. This looks amazing, I would definitely use it for salad leaves, I am experimenting with all types of gardening after finding great love for it only last year !!

  16. This looks great would love to grow my own fresh herbs and plants indoors like this 🙂 <3

  17. I would probably start with tomatoes but then next lot may be anything, there are so many to choose from. I quite fancy trying to grow lettuces or some leafy greens.

  18. What a great idea, would love to have my own supply of fresh herbs. I have very limited outdoor space, so would be fantastic

  19. I’d grow some cherry tomatoes, this is such a fantastic product, now I’ve know it exists I need one!

  20. Wow! Love this! Would grow herbs and little cherry tomatoes – love the smell of tomato plants always reminds me of helping Dad in the greenhouse when I was little :o)

  21. Wow, I love the idea of the Grofresh kitchen garden. I’d love to grow some cherry tomatoes or some herbs such as basil as I use it a lot in cooking. Would be so handy to have something like this in my kitchen!

  22. id give it a go at growing strawberries! my little ones love them so would really encourage them to grow their own

  23. I would love to try to grow parsley i use it in most dishes i cook, these really are a super idea x

  24. How wonderful – would be invaluable in my home – tomatoes- so many varieties ill be spoilt

  25. Wow! It looks like something you’d need on Mars. I would probably also grow tomatoes but perhaps courgettes and cucumbers too.

  26. Tomatoes and basil would complement each other and are always in demand. Pea shoots are also tasty so might try those. Great idea to have things fresh to use and visible to engage the interest of children in food.

  27. I’d love to grow basil and coriander but always struggle due to low light levels in our kitchen so this would be perfect

  28. I would grow tender herbs and salads that cant been grown outside during the winter months and some sweet cherry tomatoes as well.