New Products: Indoor gardening
by Drucilla James
Check out the latest tools and accessories to make gardening, quicker, easier or just more fun. This month’s new products are designed to make indoor gardening a breeze. If you would like to grow decorative and edible plants in your home or office but haven’t got the space, time or knowledge to get started then these fool-proof kits could be for you.
This all-in-one pot and propagator, made from recycled yoghurt pots, comes ready to go with a pack of Suttons basil seeds and peat-free compost.
Price £13.95 www.ashortwalk.com
Microgreens Windowsill Allotment from Suttons Seeds
Ready to eat in three weeks, these kits from Suttons provide you with everything you need to grow your own, whether it be Peppery Passion, Twinkle Tendrils, Ruccola Ruffles or any of the other five varieties available. There is even a recipe to encourage you to use your micro-greens once you’ve grown them.
All you have to do is soak the mat in water, put it in the tray, sprinkle on the seeds, pop on the lid and then remove it when the seeds have germinated and grown a little,wait and water and then harvest.
Price £3.99 each www.suttons.co.uk
Naked Herb Kit from Greenhouse Sensation
The Naked Herb Kit for window-sills promises home grown herbs in six weeks with no need to transplant the seedlings as the roots will grow through the seed discs and hairy seedling pots; all you need do is to replant into final pots, made from cereal shells, and add compost. Even a beginner should be unable to kill basil, coriander and thyme plants grown like this.
Price £15 complete kit www.GreenhouseSensation.co.uk
Click and Grow Smart Flowerpot Starter Kit from 2tech
Painted nettle, basil, cockscomb, mini-tomato, chili pepper, thyme, busy lizzie, lemon balm, coriander, sage, and French marigold can all be grown in these self- watering indoor gardens, which contain cartridges with growth medium, engineered to supply plant roots with oxygen, water and nutrients at the right time, seeds and a microchip.
Cost £79.99 www.2tech.co.uk
Big Happy Family by Urbio from 2tech
Urbio lets you create your own living wall using a grid of wall-mounted steel plates to which you can attach polypropylene containers to your own design- you can also ring the changes when you fancy something new. Simply lift down your mini-garden when it requires pruning, watering or feeding.