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ModernSproutYou live in a tiny closet of an apartment, and you think: “Surely I cannot plant my own veggies and flowers.” And let us tell you: You would be wrong.

No space? No dirt? No problem. Just get your hands on Modern Sprout, a new self-sustaining, energy-efficient windowsill planter box.

You already know about the wonderful world of hydroponics. Well creators Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows have designed Modern Sprout to give urban dwellers — or those with less than a green thumb — a “foolproof” way to grow organic herbs, produce and flowers right inside their homes.

“We launched Modern Sprout for people like ourselves, for people who love to cook, love to eat and care about where their food comes from,” Behr said.  “After researching nontraditional options, we found hydroponics, which offers a method of cultivation that’s clean, self-maintaining and yields fantastic results.”

The planter measures 16 inches by 10.5 inches by 5.5 inches, holds three plants and will be available in four finishes: chalkboard, weathered gray knotty pine, high-gloss white and reclaimed wood.


How the system works

Inside the planter hides a micro-hydroponics system, which automatically waters and feeds your plants and includes an air pump, timer, soil-less growing medium and a 1-gallon water reservoir. The timer triggers the air pump to push water from the reservoir to the plants. Just plug the planter in near a sunny window and watch your garden grow.

It’s just three easy steps:

  1. Set the timer;
  2. Add plants, water and organic fertilizer; and
  3. Plug the planter in near a sunny window.


Modern Sprout can grow a variety of botanicals, including basil, rosemary, sage, kale, squash, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, lavender and orchids.

Modern Sprout is a Kickstarter project and offers supporters the opportunity to pre-order at 30% to 40% off the projected retail price.

The Kickstarter campaign will provide supporters with a variety of reward tiers, including the option of a plug-in or solar model, choice of finish, accessories and more. Planter pricing ranges from $65 to $149.  The campaign will run from April 10 to May 15.

Visit Modsprout.com for more information.