BY: ROB HOFFMAN
Living in a northern climate can be a pain in the ass for those who appreciate homegrown food, herbs or spices. Autumn and the approaching cold means growing season is, for the most part, put on pause until spring.
IKEA recently released a product that will afford the opportunity of a year-round growing season for a select few plants.
At approximately 17 inches wide and 13 inches tall, their new SOCKER mini greenhouse is small, but allows one to grow a handful of cooking spices, or to harvest a modest crop of vegetables throughout the winter.
The mini greenhouse—literally just a scaled down version of a traditional greenhouse—can be used indoors or outdoors, and opens from the top to make watering plants extremely simple.
The A-shaped frame of the roof is designed to increase airflow and provide the plants with enough oxygen to thrive.
Not to sound like IKEA’s fucking promotional boy, but having recently suffered the realization that growing season is over and garden-sourced mojitos will no longer be available, the mini-greenhouse really is an accessible way to keep the mint plants in growth.
The cost of the SOCKER mini greenhouse is 20 dollars.