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.
This member of the mint family has been requested frequently on my stall where it has sometimes been referred to (to my immense confusion) as ‘wild marjoram’. This variety should grow to about 50cm if left to its own devices and will produce small purple flowers, don’t panic though unlike basil that may bolt if left to flower oregano will just continue to grow all year round indoors.
Oregano has been used in the Mediterranean region for centuries becoming popular in America after the second world war when returning GI’s brought back a liking for what was often termed the ‘pizza herb’. Unlike most of the other herbs in our family of Hydro-herb kits, oregano benefits from being picked and dried, this process allows its flavour to fully develop. Oregano is a great addition to meets particularly lamb, going very well with any kind of kebab recipe. If you’re looking for a means to add some pep to your salads, look no further oregano is a great addition to Greek style salads.