I’ve always liked the idea of growing my own vegetables, but I can say pretty confidently they wouldn’t prosper under my watch. So a self-watering planter, well for me, that’s the way to go.
The new Glowpear Mini is versatile and engineered for growing food in tight, urban spaces. Run it up a wall, sit it on a bench or hang it over a balustrade. Then set and forget the self-watering technology, and your plants will be fed how they want and when they want, regardless of your busy (or lazy!) lifestyle.
Glowpear co-founder Lloyd Fenn explains that while he was inspired to design a vertical solution for growing edibles as a result of his own attempts to grow fresh produce for his family, it was the feedback from Glowpear’s customers that ultimately informed the design and functionality of their latest product, the Glowpear Mini.
“Our followers consistently share with us their love for the Urban Garden’s (their original product) user-friendly functionality, contemporary aesthetic, and the results they get from its self-watering system, but they also consistently tell us they want something smaller, something vertical, and that portability is essential,” says Lloyd. “To overcome the perceived constraints of urban spaces, the Mini needed to be even more compact than our previous releases, so we wanted to design something with the versatility to traverse every spatial option within an urban context.”
With a unique, modular design, each planter can either stand alone or be interconnected. There is also a strong focus on health and the environment with the Glowpear Mini using less water than traditional planters because of capillary action watering, minimising evaporation and watering plants as needed.
The Glowpear Mini will initially be launched on crowd funding platform Indiegogo on 12 April 2016 and will then be available globally through selected retail partners.