I am not a gardener. As a city dweller with no outdoor space to call my own, I've never been able to dig deep into the soil and grow my own food. So my ears inevitably perk up whenever I hear about gardening products designed for urban cooks. The newest product I've discovered is a self-watering herb planter specifically designed for novice gardeners.
Patch planters are designed for city-dwelling cooks to grow their own organic fresh herbs and vegetables all year long. Each patch holds 4L of soil and 2L of water. Once you unfold and assemble the patch, simply pour in soil, add starter seeds, and fill the reservoir with water. Patch then delivers the water to the plant's roots for you through a special sub-irrigation system that "wicks" water from the reservoir and feeds it to your plants. As long as you keep the reservoir filled with water, the plant will stay nourished and keep growing—all with minimal effort (and mistakes!) on your part. Intriguing!
Buy It! Patch Herb Planter, $39.95 from Patch
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