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54 Examples of Urban Garden Innovations

From DIY Urban Farming Kits to Portable Herb Planters

— May 29, 2015 — Eco
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.
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No-Fuss Flower Planters
No-Fuss Flower Planters
'Drop and Grow' Adds Color to Your Garden without Digging
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Symbiotic Flower Pots
Symbiotic Flower Pots
This Aquarium Planter Supports Fish and the Growing of Herbs Indoors
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Produce-Sharing Communities
Produce-Sharing Communities
AmpleHarvest.org Lets Gardeners Give to Their Neighbors in Need
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Fruit Shrub Collections
Fruit Shrub Collections
BrazelBerries Provides Edibles Right Outside People's Homes
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Urban Farming Innovations
Urban Farming Innovations
Jana Pijak Discusses Her Top Picks for City Gardening Solutions
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Pulley-Operated Apartment Planters
Pulley-Operated Apartment Planters
This Window Frame-Fitted Plant Holder Gives Urban Garden Space
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Train Commuter Gardens
Train Commuter Gardens
The Saradofarm Scheme Lets Train Commuters Garden On-the-Go
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Urban Gardening Decor
Urban Gardening Decor
West Elm's Cityscape Planters are Stacked to Create Abstract Structures
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Transparent Home Gardens
Transparent Home Gardens
The Scholastic Root-Vue Farm Teaches Children About Slow Foods
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Concrete Wood Planters
Concrete Wood Planters
La Morena by Shift Combines Materials For a Modern and Stylish Pot
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44
Minimalist Stone Planters
Minimalist Stone Planters
This DIY Activity Transforms Ordinary Pieces of Stone into Chic Planters
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Multipurpose Concrete Planters
Multipurpose Concrete Planters
A Cement Flower Pot is Proposed for Flexible Indoor Use and Decor
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App-Connected Home Gardens
App-Connected Home Gardens
The Niwa Smart Growing System Helps Anybody Have Green Thumbs
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Park-Inspired Workstations
Park-Inspired Workstations
Draw Your Focus Away from Work with This Fantastic Fish Tank Desk
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40
Geometric Planter Systems
Geometric Planter Systems
These Haskell Garden Pots Add Grandeur Elements to Your Yard
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3D-Printed Cube Planters
3D-Printed Cube Planters
Cubify's Vertical Gardening Collection Features Wall-Hung Pots
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Self-Watering Urban Gardens
Self-Watering Urban Gardens
The Glowpear is a Self-Watering Planter That Will Brighten Any Space
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Sustainable Garden Supplies
Sustainable Garden Supplies
The Ace Urban Garden Tool Packaging is Designed Without Harmful Toxins
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Sustainable Garden Beds
Sustainable Garden Beds
Vita's African Keyhole Garden Bed Conserves Water Over Time
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App-Connected Home Gardens (UPDATE)
App-Connected Home Gardens (UPDATE)
Niwa Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Food at Home
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Size-Adjusting Planters
Size-Adjusting Planters
The Fold Pot is a Flexible Pot Designed to Grow in Size With Your Plant
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Easy-Pour Packaging
Easy-Pour Packaging
A Watering Can Fertilizer Bag Makes Tending to Your Garden a Splash
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Railing-Specific Garden Pots
Railing-Specific Garden Pots
Urban Gardening is Made Easy with These Special Balcony Planters
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Self-Watering Herb Kits
Self-Watering Herb Kits
The Ecofarm Mini Herb Garden Self-Sustains Using a Built-In Fish Tank
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Composting Vertical Gardens
Composting Vertical Gardens
The Balkonton Garden Contains a Home Compost to Feed Organic Waste
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Plug-In Planters
Plug-In Planters
The 'Modern Sprout Plug-In Planter' Makes Growing Plants Effortless
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Hedgehog Home Garden Accessories
Hedgehog Home Garden Accessories
This Ceramic Animal Planter from West Elm is Eco-Friendly
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Fruit Sprouting Utensils
Fruit Sprouting Utensils
Growing Avocado is Made Easy by the Floating AvoSeedo Kit
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Stick-On Window Planters
Stick-On Window Planters
Spoon and Tomago's Paper Planter Are Versatile and Compact
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Observatory Vegetable Growing Kits
Observatory Vegetable Growing Kits
These Transparent Window Planters Let You Observe Germination
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Urban Grow Lights
Urban Grow Lights
The Bulbo LED Grow Lights Are Perfect for Urban Indoor Farming
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On-The-Go Planter Accessories
On-The-Go Planter Accessories
The Happy Family Kit from EQ3 is Designed For the Urban Gardener
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Modern Planting Pods
Modern Planting Pods
Herbie is an Indoor Garden Accessory for the Urban Farmer
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21
Disassemblable Urban Gardens
Disassemblable Urban Gardens
The Hochbeet Planter is Perfect for the Nomadic City Dweller
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20
Effortless Gardening Kits
Effortless Gardening Kits
GardenIn's Zero-Maintenance System Comes Out of the Box Pre-Assembled
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DIY Urban Farming Kits
DIY Urban Farming Kits
The Shroombox by Fungaea Will Help You Grow Fresh Ingredients at Home
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Hydroponic Home Gardens
Hydroponic Home Gardens
Earth Prime's Personal Garden Helps to Grow Inexpensive Food at Home
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Portable Herb Planters
Portable Herb Planters
Nomad by The Garden Apartment Encourages Sustainable Kitchen Ingredients
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Self-Replenishing Home Gardens
Self-Replenishing Home Gardens
The Electrolux Home Garden Gives Users Access to Yearly Herbs
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Autonomous Planters
Autonomous Planters
This Self-Watering Planter is Perfect for Forgetful Users
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Homemade Plant Hangers
Homemade Plant Hangers
This Natural-Looking Decorative DIY Plant Holder is for Hanging Houseplants
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Mobile Metropolitan Microfarms
Mobile Metropolitan Microfarms
The Bowery Project Uses Vacant Lots to Support Urban Agriculture
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Futuristic In-Home Garden Systems
Futuristic In-Home Garden Systems
SproutsIO by Jennifer Broutin Farah is Easy and Eco-Friendly
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Smart Greenhouses
Smart Greenhouses
The SmartGreenHouse Offers a Twist on Urban Gardening
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Modular Hydroponic Planters
Modular Hydroponic Planters
The Citysens System Enables You Grow an Indoor Vertical Garden
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9
DIY Mason Jar Gardens
DIY Mason Jar Gardens
This Home Herb Garden Tutorial is Practical, Eco-Conscious and Adorable
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8
Vertical Aeroponic Gardens
Vertical Aeroponic Gardens
LA Urban Farms' Tower Gardens Save Water, Space and Time
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7
Compact Home Farm Kits
Compact Home Farm Kits
The Modular Chicken Coop Enables Backyard Urban Agricultural Setups
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6
Rustic Wooden Crate Planters
Rustic Wooden Crate Planters
Add a Rustic Touch to Your Indoor Plants with This Helpful Guide
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5
Eco Garden Kits
Eco Garden Kits
The Vive Planting Set Prepares Kids for Easily Growing Greenery in Their Backyards
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4
DIY Growing Books
DIY Growing Books
Novel Planter Kits Allow People to Create Refreshing Vintage Home Decor
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3
Smart Modular Microfarms
Smart Modular Microfarms
These Connected Greenhouse Create Rooftop Gardens in Urban Areas
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2
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
This Versatile Planter is Combined With a Hydroponics System
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Home Farming Boxes
Home Farming Boxes
The Mini-Farm Grow Box Lets You Easily Grow Greens At Home
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