Growing plants, herbs, vegetables and fruits isn't rocket science, but if you need more help for less, check out Easi Grow. The company relies on hydroponics, which uses mineral nutrient solutions in an aqueous solvent. That means zero soil, less water, and fewer pesticides for fruitful results. Start with the basic hydroponic mini garden ($68), which combines a soil-free planting pot with a self-irrigation system, a built-in water level sensor with LED light to alert you of low water levels, and a large nutrient solution storage for up to one-litre of a two-week water supply. Using hydroponics, you can grow anything from leafy veggies like lettuce, spinach and kale to juicy fruits like strawberries and tomatoes.