6 Indoor Gardening Kits & Tools
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The earth-friendly Potting Shed Creations produces leak-free paper bags full of soil; space-challenged gardeners simply have to add the enclosed packet of seeds and keep everything watered regularly in order to enjoy fresh produce. Depending on the size of your windowsills or countertops, it’s possible to have a whole garden arrayed in brown paper bags—from basil to alpine strawberries.
- If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations' Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to…
It only takes about four days to start seeing the first shades of green sprouting from these Haute Culture mini gardens by French brand Racine Carré. Grow grass, basil or peas in three different sizes of sleek acrylic boxes and watch as your indoor garden begins to bloom. Available in the US from A+R Store.
- Dear Dwell, I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?
I deem having fresh basil on hand a necessity. Presented in a sustainable bamboo pot, this is one green gift that keeps on giving.
Gardening seems to be the rare activity that almost any kid will slow down to take part in, perhaps because the waiting – with all of the mysterious goings-on underground – can be every bit as gratifying as watching the first shoot pop up. The Rainy Day Garden offers kids their own micro-garden to plant where they please. These sweet ceramic boots come with peat plugs and a seed packet – add peat, add water (rain or tap), add seeds, and let your wee-ones get their green thumbs on. They come in four vibrant colors that match their accompanying seeds (RED=wild strawberry, YELLOW=chamomile, GREEN=mint, and BLUE=basil), and are compact enough to fit securely on most windowsills.
- I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen.
- This week the plan was to transform the back garden into a lush California native garden inspired in part by Maui, where we just returned from vacation.