In my quest for hydroponics growing options  for growing potentially salty tomatoes, I stumbled upon this thing that looks like it belongs on the Jetsons: an Aerogrow Aerogarden Kit . Instead of hydroponics, it uses an aeroponic  system, where the roots dangle in moist air. It looks great for growing fresh herb plants through the winter months and things like that…and the web site says  it only uses the equivalent electricity of a 60 watt light bulb. I just love that futuristic-retro design too! If anyone has this, I’d love to hear about your experiences with it.