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Grow Your Own Basil In The World’s Smallest Urban Garden – Plastic Bottle Caps

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 14, 2011 @ 9:28 am In Gardening | No Comments

eco-design, sustainable design, urban farming, green design, japan, basil, urban farming, rooftop farm, vertical farming, merry project,

We’ve featured vertical gardens [1], rooftop gardens, urban gardens [2] and a bevy of other kinds of gardens, but this is the first time we’ve ever seen teensy weensy bottlecap gardens! Spotted over at Springwise [3], these adorable miniature gardens come from the Japanese Merry Project [4]. At just JPY 158, the planters need just a dollop of soil and basil seeds, which are placed in a bottle cap, watered, and voila – grown-up basil eventually emerges. More an environmental statement than a solution for widespread urban farming, they are nonetheless very sweet. Eventually, the company will offer a whole variety of seeds.

+ Merry Project [5]

Via Springwise [3]


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[1] vertical gardens: http://inhabitat.com/vertical-gardens-by-patrick-blanc/

[2] urban gardens: http://inhabitat.com/the-urb-garden-helps-urban-gardeners-grow-food-at-home/

[3] Springwise: http://www.springwise.com/eco%5Fsustainability/merryfarming/

[4] Merry Project: http://www.merryproject.com/

[5] + Merry Project: http://www.merry-shop.com/products/detail.php?product_id=90

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