If you’re serious about growing edible plants indoors, you may want to invest in a hydroponic garden from Rise Gardens. Their vertical garden system uses tap water, specially formulated nutrients, and ready-to-unbox pods packed with vegetable and herb seeds that thrive with minimal care. The system even includes a nursery where you can give plant pods a place to germinate.

Rise Gardens “Master Gardener” Angelo Kelvakis explains that it’s important to plan your crop schedule to always have something growing, and the same concept applies even if you’re not growing hydroponically. To have a constant rotation of herbs, for instance, you’ll want to have several plants going at once, each at a different growth stage. “Look at the days to harvest and days to germinate on your seed packets, then using your nursery, make a timeline so that you can replace fully sprouted plants every time you harvest.”