From DIY Urban Farming Kits to Portable Herb Planters

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 29, 2015
As more people continue to move into cities, the urban garden has become a clever way of adding green space to any home. While some urban gardens are large enough for growing crops and herbs, other gardens simply serve as a means of bringing a little bit of nature into the urban jungle.

As people in the city are often pressed for space, these urban garden innovations help to maximize plant growth in unique and ingenious ways. For example, vertical planters have become a popular way of spreading greenery where there may be little or no surface area available. Hanging planters and stick-on window vases are other creative solutions for cultivating vegetation in tight spaces.

However, in the event that you do have more growing space available, there are several urban garden innovations that can be used to grow your own food right in the middle of the city. Smart greenhouses can help to mitigate issues of pollution and lack of sunlight, to help plants grow in what would otherwise be inhospitable conditions. There are also high-tech accessories available such as self-watering planters and app-connected gardens that will make it easy for any urban consumer to enjoy homegrown produce.