Here's a really cool product for those of us who mourn our freshly-harvested salads when the season says no...an indoor hydroponic system for growing lettuces, cherry tomatoes, chile peppers, herbs, sprouts. No mess of soil. Compact and attractive enough to grace a kitchen counter. Plants grow efficiently on water, air, nutrients and a built-in grow light. Yield occurs in 4 to 5 weeks, and plants keep on producing for many months if you harvest regularly.
There's a page on the site with entertaining, actually, videos of time-lapse growing. Blips. Though I suppose if you want to grow bounty and variety you'd do better to develop a hydroponic space in your home and do it more expansively, this space-saving gizmo might be just enough to satisfy.
The system is available at Primex Garden Center in Glenside, PA.