GrowBottle makes growing beautiful herbs at home easy and affordable.
Not only is GrowBottles’ design simple and aesthetically elegant, it’s also good for the planet. Made from recycled wine bottles, these glass planters are easy to use and provide a simple solution for anyone wanting to grow herbs at home or interested in understanding the basic principles behind hydroponics.
Unlike many of the other at-home countertop hydroponic systems currently on the market, GrowBottle has maintained a minimal design and utilizes reclaimed materials. The system is low tech and relies on wicking rather than a mechanical pumping system.
Each GrowBottle set comes with a hand-crafted recycled wine bottle, soil, USDA certified organic/heirloom seeds, clay pebbles, wool wick, plant nutrient, cork coaster, and a decorative ribbon made from recycled plastic bottles. The GrowBottle is reusable and is available in five different herb varieties: oregano, chives, basil, parsley and mint.
I have to admit I'm partial to any product that incorporates glass and the natural world. GrowBottle is a great example of a low-tech design solution for growing food at home, that also has great visual appeal. GrowBottle can be purchased at a variety of stores including the NPR shop!
If you are interested in learning more about at home hydroponic systems, check out my own project Vertical Theory.
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