Welcoming growing things into the home is, I think, one of the better ways to express appreciation for the earth and all the beautiful things it offers. Plants can change the mood of a room, clean the air, and provide a project to watch grow and bear fruit (sometimes, literally!).
Green Depot offers several green products to brings plants into the home for a variety of purposes — some decorative, some for more practical purposes (like producing food). Here is a quick guide to all of the growing options that Green Depot provides:
GREEN DEPOT SOLUTIONS
1. Easy-to-Grow Mushroom Garden: These growing kits allow you to grow up to two pounds of mushrooms over several weeks. The mushrooms grow in recycled coffee grounds, which are a safe and healthy medium, and can be stored in a closet or refrigerator for several weeks before activating the mushrooms for growth, simply by placing the kit in an area that is room-temperature, and receives lots of fresh air and indirect sunlight. The mushroomer then opens a slit in the exposed plastic and mists with water twice a day, yielding a mushroom bounty.
2. Grow Bottles: Grow Bottles from Potting Shed Creations are created from up-cycled (the process of converting a waste product into a new and more useful product) wine bottles, allowing anyone to grow herbs hydroponically indoors. The growing kit includes organic heirloom herb seeds in several varieties — allowing you to choose between basil, chives, mint, oregano, or parsley — as well as clay growing pebbles, plant nutrients, wool-felt water wick, and a cork coaster to protect the surface the bottles rest on.
3. Rice Hull Garden Pots: Rice Hull Gardens are a complete gardening set for indoors or outdoors. The pots are made from rice grain husks and organic pigments – they are constructed from highly renewable resources. The pots last for up to five years and are 100% biodegradable. They come with many different kinds of herb seeds already contained within – available in lemon basil, lavender, parsley, oregano, garlic chives, heirloom sweet pepper, heirloom mini-tomato, and an organic basil boutique.
4. Seed Bombs: Seed Bombs by Visualingual allow you to “practice random acts of gardening.” These gumball-sized packet of seeds allow you to toss the bombs anywhere there is dirt and watch things grow. They are handmade and come in a hand-screenprinted muslim bag, and contain either wildflower seeds, or herb seeds. Speaking of food, the herb bombs contain basil, dill, cilantro, chives, and parsley.
5. Woolly Pockets: Woolly Pockets planters come in two different styles: Freestanding Islands, and Living Wall Systems. They are both constructed from thick felt that allows excess moisture to evaporate, and a moisture-barrier reservoir that holds water for plants to draw from. The wall system is totally modular – allowing stacking to create an entire indoor or outdoor living wall.