If you want your herbs in a hurry then Firebox has the answer with its new Power Plant Growing Machine.

Apparently a result of pioneering NASA technology this aeroponic device lets you grow plants indoors in all seasons, without soil.

An internal microjet system constantly sprays roots with super-oxygenated, nutrient rich water (mix included) so crops grow bigger and stronger on the (also included) sponge.

Mains-powered, this very low maintenance gardening kit is available from Firebox now for £34.95.