Modern Sprout has developed stylish, self-sustaining windowsill planters that are “small enough to fit comfortably in a small window, but large enough to grow three bountiful plants.” Along with the beauty and benefits of indoor plant life, the Modern Sprout planters are able to grow a wide variety of flowers, herbs, and produce, such as lettuce, spinach, and even strawberries.

Modern Sprout brings all of the benefits of hydroponic growing to your home, and looks good doing it. Its planters are self-watering, self-feeding, soilless, and simple to set up, making them perfect for space-conscious city dwellers, absent-minded gardeners, and armchair agrarians. A products as convenient and affective of this has caught the eye of many and has been featured on Good Morning America Live, Apartment Therarpy, and Mother Nature Network, just to name a few.

The secret is in the hydroponic technology. The planter features a hidden top-feed hydroponics system that provides your plants with water and organic fertilizer to their roots. What’s even more impressive is that the Modern Sprout planter is able to control the flow of water sent to each individual plant, thus accommodating the needs of hydrophilic and hydrophobic plants. The result is healthy and bountiful plants.

The kit includes: programmable timer, quiet and powerful eco-friendly air pump, adjustable control valve, an expanded clay-pellet growing medium and 3 to 6 months worth of organic liquid fertilizer (usage depends on climate and plant type). The pellets can be washed and reused. The organic fertilizer is comprised of kelp (seaweed) and other natural products. (

This article originally published in THE NEW PIONEER® Fall 2014 issue. Print and Digital Subscriptions to THE NEW PIONEER magazine are available here

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