New reasons to get gardening
Growing plants from seeds has been all the rage since, well, forever. But recently we've noticed some innovative developments that make the process easier, greener and more fun.
While seeding and planting is about as eco-friendly as it gets, we're always after tricks to make it more so, like these adorable, new reusable molds ($20) that transform old newspapers into biodegradable seed starters. Those without actual land to spare can still take advantage: We love this Patio Gardening Kit ($95), which gives you everything you need to build an industrial-chic window box.
"Window farming" is increasingly popular thanks to hydroponics. Ambitious types can buy home kits ($100 to $240, plus the cost of bottles), but for a more "watered-down" version, we like these innovative, self-contained grow bottles ($35), which employ the same concept via recycled wine bottles.
But no matter where you plant, you're going to need some raw materials. Terrain's vintage-looking starter kits ($25), for herbs, heirloom vegetables and wildflowers, pair nicely with their handmade trowels ($54). Finish up with these lovely seeding markers ($18) for ultimate garden style.