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Indoor gardening kits: Hiber-Nation '13
Trapped at home this past weekend with nothing to do that didn't involve shoveling? The next time a massive winter storm rolls around, keep dormant green thumbs busy with an indoor veggie or herb garden.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 9:33 AM
A very happy Monday — I hope everyone in New York and New England managed to safely ride out that vicious, snow-dumping machine known as Obnoxious Marketing Ploy Nemo — and welcome to week six of "Hiber-Nation," a special series of posts featuring home accessories and other odds and ends geared to make housebound-in-the-winter life a touch more bearable.
A couple of weeks back, I wrangled up a few old fashioned (save for the 3-D printer) DIY diversions — puzzles! cross-stitch kits! voodoo dolls! — ideal for keeping cabin-fever prone souls merrily occupied when venturing outside simply isn't an option. With that in mind, I'm back with a few more hobby-oriented items specifically geared toward green thumbs and dedicated kitchen gardeners whose outdoor plant-tending activities have been suspended until spring.
Below, you'll find several, mostly edible indoor gardening kits ideal for countertops, windowsills, and other nooks and crannies in desperate need of some greenery (or controlled fungal growth). So instead of moping around groaning about how nasty it is outside, just clear away a small space inside
and dedicate it to a small herb or veggie garden that you can dutifully tend to. And by the way, February also happens to be National Indoor Gardening Month
(or at least it's been branded as that by the folks at AeroGarden
) so stay in and celebrate it!
PoP Gardens Home Kit by PoP Gardens @ Etsy
Porcelain Egg Planters — Wheat grass Kit by Revisions Design Studio @ Supermarket
($16/set of 2)
Cast Stone Planter — Sage @ Terrain
PostCardens by Another Studio for Design @ UncommonGoods
($12.50; $24 set of 2)
Home Aquaponics Garden @ Back to Roots
($60 — preorder; ships in May)
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