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Stocking stuffers for foodies: Herb hydrogardens
Grow Bottle Upcycled Hydrogardens allow you to grow organic herbs on your windowsill in sustainable style.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:16 AM
I hate to say it, but it’s getting down to crunch time for holiday shopping, especially if you’re doing it online. Unless you want to pay absorbent overnight shipping fees, online orders need to be placed soon.
If you’re still looking to fill the stocking of your favorite sustainable foodie, here’s something I’d love in my own stocking if I had a suitable sunny windowsill in my house. (Unfortunately the only sunny windowsill in the entire house is in my 9-year-old’s bedroom.)
Grow Bottle Upcycled Hydrogardens
are hand crafted recycled wine bottles that grow organic herbs hydroponically indoors. About 6-8 weeks after planting, fresh basil, parsley or mint will be ready for harvesting. By harvesting one-third to one-half of the plant at a time, you can continue to have a supply of fresh herbs right in your home during the cold winter months.
The bottles can be reused to plant other plants once the initial planting of herbs has been depleted.
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