The AeroGrow AeroGarden is a self-watering, self-feeding planter that lets you garden from the comfort of your kitchen without actually having to do anything. Tested by NASA, the planter uses "aeroponic technology," which means that the plants are suspended in a non-soil environment with 100% humidity, similar to an optimal rainforest climate. This enables plants to grow up to 5 times as fast as they normally would and, since no human intervention is required, the plants are guaranteed to thrive.
The built-in lights simulate a full spectrum of daylight lighting, so no natural sunlight is actually needed, and a computerized alarm system reminds you to check in on the plants. It includes a salad greens kit, but seed kits for herbs, tomatoes, flowers and chili peppers can also be purchased. Check out the FAQ for more info. Price: $199.