Hydro Herb wants to start a windowsill revolution. Think hydroponics, but no need for a greenhouse. You can grow these powerful, organic and flavour-enhancing herbs without a garden, without soil and in only a micro space. In your bedroom? Sure. In your bathroom? Why not? A window sill, a worktop, a shelf-edge…the possibilities are endless.
This brand is vegan and organic, and it also thinks very carefully about every part in the Hydro Herb Kit for green-fingered flavour fans. Every element is thoughtfully sourced to ensure a footprint as micro as the planters. All of the parts in this kit are either recycled and recyclable or entirely biodegradable, and they’re manufactured in the UK.
At-home hydroponics may sound a bit complex, but Hydro Herb has made it surprisingly simple. The kit makes use of recycled wine bottles, cut and ground by hand and repurposed into a growing container. You’ll also find your seeds and step-b...
Get Growing with a Hydro Herb Kit
At-home hydroponics may sound a bit complex, but Hydro Herb has made it surprisingly simple. The kit makes use of recycled wine bottles, cut and ground by hand and repurposed into a growing container. You’ll also find your seeds and step-by-step growing instructions (phew), as well as enough certified organic nutrient solution for one or two years. If you’ve caught the hydro-bug after that runs out, it’s easy to order top-ups too.
The water and growing solution go in the bottom of the wine-bottle-turned-planter. A wick reaches down to suck up all the goodness, and the top of the planter contains clay pebbles for moisture retention and a dehydrated jiffy tablet for the seeds to take root in. Some of the speedier herbs start to grow within 12 to 24 hours, so you don’t even need that much patience.
What’s Your Flavour?
Sure, you can use dried herbs, but freshly picked leaves and stems deliver so much more oomph to your dishes. Try delicate yet distinctive basil, versatile and fresh coriander, tantalising thyme or zingy mint. You can even sample home-grown salad leaves like peppery and punchy rocket to give your salads a dash more pizazz.
This joy-germinating brand has created a kit so easy and satisfying, it’ll be a hit in any household. Gift it to friends living in apartments, house-shares or at university. Or why not try it with kids to help nurture their green-fingered tendencies early on? Budding gardeners and flavour-hungry chefs will go mad for the vibrant, organic options from Hydro Herb.
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