Inspired by their life in a tiny apartment, Chicago-based designers Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows devised a space-saving way to grow herbs—without a garden, soil, or a space bigger than a windowsill.
Raising more than $60,000 from a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 enabled them to launch their Modern Sprout collection of hydroponic kits. Our favorite is a stylish (and reusable) self-watering herb kit:
Above: From Modern Sprout, a Hydroponic Eco Planter Seed Kit in a reusable glass container is $30 at Anthropologie.
The Eco Planters ($30) also are available directly from Modern Sprout.
Above: Photograph via Modern Sprout.
The kit comes with instructions and materials, including a hemp wick to draw up water into a stainless steel pot, to sprout seeds in a grow medium (a coco pith disk and pebbles).
Above: Kits come with seeds to grow (clockwise, from Left) basil, parsley, cilantro, or mint.
Above: Photograph via Modern Sprout. The frosted jar makes it easy to see the water line.
For more ways to grow herbs indoors, see:
- Click and Grow: A Miniature Herb Garden for a Kitchen Countertop.
- DIY: Instant Indoor Herb Garden.
- DIY: Shade-Tolerant Herbs to Grow in Your Apartment.
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