ISSUE 23  |  Modern Landscaping

Eat-in Kitchen: An Undercounter Herb Garden

June 10, 2015 1:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

A new kind of undercounter kitchen appliance caught our eye recently. No bigger than a wine cooler, an Urban Cultivator mini greenhouse creates a perfectly balanced environment of light, water, and air to grow herbs and microgreens:


Above: Like a miniature greenhouse, an Urban Cultivator has a precisely controlled environment optimal to growing seedlings; $2,199 from Appliance Alley.


Above: A commercial size Urban Cultivator (on industrial castors in case you need to roll it out of the way) can grow up to 64 trays of herbs at a time.


Above: An undercounter model has programmable, automatic watering cycles and can be plumbed into existing pipes (or it can operate as a standalone unit).


Above: The undercounter model measures 25 inches wide by 38 inches high and is 24 inches deep.

Inspired to grow herbs indoors? For more ideas, see: