Products designed with the environment in mind
Self-grow Hydro Herb kits are ready to grow indoors, hydroponically without he need for soil. Herbs take six weeks to mature and can last for years there after..
Every component of the kit is either recycled and recyclable or entirely biodegradable, really designed with the environment in mind — ideal for the current times..
The wine bottles that form the largest part of the kit are reused locally minimising any carbon production from melting the glass down or transport. We use capillary matting that is recycled and the plastic bottles in the kits are also made from recycled plastic that may itself be recycled..
The Jiffy Pellets are made of coir (ground coconut husk) rather than peat, therefore not contributing to the reduction of peat bogs. The cork lid/place mat comes from renewable sources in Europe as do the natural rubber bands. Terracotta pebbles used in the kit along with the cork and natural rubber band are all biodegradable.
Hydro Herbs genuinely have done all they can to ensure the manufacture of their kits have as little environmental impact as is possible..
In The Kit
Every kit contains all you need to your chosen herb. We use a recycled wine bottle to construct the body of the system, all edges are ground by hand so there’s no need to worry about sharp corners left over from cutting the bottle. Watering the kits could not be simpler just keep an eye on the water line (clearly visible) and top up when needed, every couple of weeks. Each kit contains enough organic hydroponic fluid for you to be able to grow your herbs for approximately two years. The kits also come with spare parts so that if your horticultural skills require a little honing there’s a second chance waiting.
Coriander or cilantro as some people know it, is a very popular herb. Coriander is a versatile herb with its seeds being used as a spice and the plant itself being used as a herb.
Sticking with its use as a herb, coriander is described as having a mellow even subtle taste profile, slightly tart tasting with lemony/lime edge. Really quite different in taste to the seeds. Much like basil heating the leaves diminishes their flavour rapidly, so it is best added just before serving the meal coriander loses it’s flavour rapidly with time after being picked or stored in any way, making having a Hydro-herb kit in your kitchen ready to go all year round a very attractive option.