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The Aerogarden Sprout is our best-in-class smart garden — it’s compact, easy to use, comes apart for easy cleaning, and most importantly, grows bright, tasty bundles of fresh herbs. (To get technical, the garden uses a version of something called the Kratky method, a kind of hydroponic gardening in which roots grow in nutrient-rich water rather than soil.) If your windowsill basil is looking dry and crunchy, it’s a great time to take the guesswork out of keeping your herbs alive — Aerogarden’s three-pod garden is 20 percent off with code STAYCOOL. There’s still time to make pesto.

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