Modern Sprout – Gardening Reinvented for Urban Dwellers


Because of my hydroponics post, this really cool venture was brought to my attention. It’s called Modern Sprout, a company that’s trying to get their product out there via Kickstarter.


What really drew me to this product was that it’s specifically made for people who live in an urban setting that are interested in growing their own food via hydroponics but just don’t have the room. It looks like just a regular planter, but obviously it’s not. The hidden hydroponic system enables anyone the opportunity to grow a wide variety of herbs, produce, flowers, etc. with little to no effort. The planter comes pre-assembled (which is good for me, cause even though I’m good at putting things together, I hate it!) and only needs to be refilled with water and organic liquid fertilizer about every 2-4 weeks. You can also plant up to three different plants at the same time. I remember my gardening project on the porch and I had about four pots of different plants going which was sort of a pain. I always had to remember to water them. With Modern Sprout, everything is in one place and you don’t have to worry if you forget to water it.

If you’re a foodie or into sustainable living, the planter’s eco-friendly air pump uses an estimated $5-$7 per year to run, as opposed to the standard energy sucking water pump many hydroponics systems use. A solar powered option will be available as a product upgrade. The company will also offer easy tips on how to prune/harvest herbs and produce so that they continue to grow for the full duration of their lifespan

It’s great to hear of things like this coming from people who have busy lifestyles, but wanted to grow their own produce in an urban space. It definitely resonated with me, which is why I’m donating to the cause. If you donate enough to get a planter, you get it for 30-40% below off the projected retail price for a limited time. The Kickstarter runs until May 15.

I hope it gets funded. I’m looking forward to growing some produce!


~ by Iyumnewyork on April 22, 2013.

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