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Grow Up, Part 2wo
by Katy Purviance on 07/10/08 @ 10:24:14 am
Categories: Green Design | 268 words | 1543 views

The other day I wrote about how I’m going to try to grow my own food once I start grad school. And it’s not just because I’m going to be poor. It’s also because I kinda get a kick out of the idea of growing my own food. And plus it’ll taste a lot better.

So I did more research and found a few more companies who might be able to help me in my quest. I thought I’d share what I found with you.

Sprout Home has a number of indorr gardening solutions, some of them a little too cute for my aims –


– but they do have something that I think I’d like to try called the BioDome.


We finally found a great seed starter kit. The seed tray has 60 starter plugs, Each plug has been dibbled so that a starter hole is there, just waiting for you to drop the seed in. The removable dome top has two vents that can be opened or closed, depending on what air needs you need. No hassle, just starter kit for your plants. The biodome comes with a little one ounce bag of plant food.

Green Fortune has, oh my goodness, a PLANT WALL

Plant Wall

and a personal hydroponics garden called “Streamgarden.”


Now you can cultivate at home or your workplace with the same technique used in space stations and greenhouses.

Style Meets People has a Sprout Salad kit.

Sprout Salad

Potting Shed Creations has a clear winner with its

Garden in a Pail

with which I can grow tomatoes and strawberries!

Stay tuned as I dig deeper into this investigation of apartment gardens.

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