Friday, April 18, 2014
By KATHY VAN MULLEKOM McClatchy Newspapers
Now you can garden anywhere and anytime, thanks to the new MiniGarden modular growing system.
Perfect for urban dwellers and suburbanites alike, MiniGarden's system of modules creates a self-contained vertical structure for vegetables, herbs, flowers or houseplants. It comes from EarthBox, which makes self-watering patio container gardens.
The MiniGarden system can be installed indoors for kitchen use or outside on patios, porches and decks. A MiniGarden can even be used to create a rooftop garden, or the modules can be used on and around fences or used as modern window boxes.
Each MiniGarden kit includes three modules, which each has three planting pockets, so each kit can hold a total of nine plants. Each module can be stacked and/or connected to additional modules, both horizontally and vertically.
The MiniGarden modules can also be connected back-to-back to create a double-sided "wall" of growing containers. When stacked vertically (as shown in this photo with strawberries), a three-module MiniGarden measures 25.2 inches wide, 5.5 inches deep and 22.5 inches tall.
MiniGarden kits are available in three colors -- white, green and terracotta.
Included in the kit are container lids, water-collecting tray (which is placed on the bottom) and clips used to connect the growing modules.
The MiniGarden sells for $64.99 at www.naturehills.com.