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Windowherbs Pots Designed For The Urban Gardener

Windowherbs (Images courtesy ZO)
By Andrew Liszewski

Unless we’re talking about something environmental or a bizarrely colored piece of electronics you don’t usually see a lot of green here on OhGizmo. So for a change of pace here’s something for those with a green thumb, or those who’ve always wanted one. Anyone who cooks on a regular basis will tell you that fresh herbs are always the way to go but growing them in a garden or even a window box is problematic when you live 20 stories up in an apartment with no balcony.

So designer Tineke Beunders from ZO has come up with an easy way for anyone to grow their own herbs as long as they have access to a window and sunlight. (Sorry cave dwellers.) Windowherbs come with everything you need to get started including dirt, seeds and all that organic stuff packed into a unique plastic pot. You’ll notice that one side of the pot is flat and actually has a suction cup attached allowing it to be easily stuck to any window where there’s enough light to allow the herbs to grow. It also means you don’t have to worry about your plants being exposed to the elements or even falling to their doom.

Unfortunately while many of the ZO products do appear to be available for sale in Europe I can’t seem to find a place that sells the Windowherbs.

[ Windowherbs ] VIA [ The Green Head ]








  • Yoav

    those better be some strong suction cups!!!

  • Oleg

    Just my words. From ooking at the hi-res pics at the ZO site, these will definetely fall down. The sun dries out suction cups in no time.
    Oh yeah and most herbs don’t really like being so much in the sun. It’ll toast them.
    Good idea but: Back to the drawing board.

  • Andrew Liszewski

    I have to disagree about the suction cups drying out. The MIO GPS unit I use when driving suction cups to the inside of the windshield and even though it sits in the sun all day long it hasn’t fallen off once in the last 6 months. And as for the herbs being toasted in the sun, I’m far from a gardener but I can’t see this getting any more or less sun than herbs grown in a window box.

  • Oleg

    AFAIK the suction cup that comes with you MIO GPS is the kind that has a lever to create a vacuum. These work brilliantly and do not dry out / lose their vacuum. The sucups on this product look exactly like the ones that are stuck on cheap IKEA crap that you can’t really stick anywhere ’cause they’re made of some soft but not soft enough plastic.
    The whole gardener thing discussion I think is perhaps out of our league.

    By the way: thank you for a very good site Andrew :) I read it almost daily.

  • Andrew Liszewski

    Yes, you’re correct, the suction cup on the MIO’s mount does use a lever to create a tighter vacuum. And in all likelyhood the one on this plant pot does not. Thanks for the comments on the site, I’m glad you enjoy it.