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Hydroponic Herb Kit - Mint, Basil, Coriander, Rocket or Rosemary - Recycled Wine Bottles

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Every kit contains all you need to grow your chosen herb. Recycled wine bottles are used 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. All the parts of the kit are either recycled or biodegradable, the main body of the kit is a recycled wine bottle that are cut in half and then ground off by hand to make it safe.

The kits are best placed on a bright windowsill to get as much clear sunlight as possible.

Let the plants get established before you harvest and they will recover more quickly ready for another harvest.

The fluid in our kits is certified organic and vegan friendly.

The plants will grow all year round although they do grow more rapidly in summer as they have more light. 

Each kit comes with spare parts so that if something does go wrong you can start again easily.

On average you have around two weeks between water refills (more when they are young) great if you’re going away.

We only sell green bottles as clear bottles are great for growing algae in the reservoir.

Mint actually belongs to the same family of plants as basil, mint has a very different taste all of its own with a punchy flavour profile more resilient to heat than basil's. Ever popular, especially with boiled potatoes mint finds its way into a great many recipes and is a herb that all kitchens should have a ready supply of.

Basil has a very distinctive flavour profile that is unmissable, however unfortunately it doesn't keep well once cut and so if you enjoy the flavour of this indoor-only herb you really need to grow it yourself. Using our Hydro herb kit you will quickly find that your windowsill becomes a viable option for the cultivation of this tastiest of herbs. Usually added in the latter stages of cooking to preserve its strong yet delicate flavour profile, basil's distinctive taste is always a welcome addition to many Mediterranean dishes.

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.

Rosemary Rosemary is an aromatic evergreen shrub with leaves similar to hemlock needles. It is native to the Mediterranean and Asia, but is often seen to be reasonably hardy in cool climates.   Rosemary flowers in spring and summer in temperate climates, but the plants can be in constant bloom in warm climates; flowers are white, pink, purple or deep blue.[3] Rosemary also has a tendency to flower outside its normal flowering season; it has been known to flower as late as early December, and as early as mid-February.  Unlike some other herbs such as Basil flowering does not indicate the beginning of senescence with the plant continuing on to grow after flowering.  It is one of the slower growing herbs in part due to its' smaller leaves, although this is off set by its' longevity (recorded as being up to 25 years in some cases).

Rosemary is a very popular herb being a great complement to many different meat and vegetable dishes.  It has a very distinctive aroma/taste profile that remains strong even during lengthy cooking, unlike some other herbs that really need to be served fresh to enjoy fully.

Rocket Arugula, also called roquette, salad rocket, garden rocket, or rugula, is an annual herb of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), grown for its pungent edible leaves.

Native to the Mediterranean, arugula is a common salad vegetable in many parts of southern Europe and has grown in popularity around the world for its peppery, nutty taste and its nutritional content. The young leaves are often eaten raw and are a great source of calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and K. So much like basil are great to aid in immunity and healing.

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