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The Grow Jar is an innovative product that uses no power and allows everyone to grow fresh edibles from home year round!

New Thank You Backer Reward Added

Check out our Update #6 for all the details.

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Tomato update, here is the progress of the tomato plant we started about three weeks before we launched the Grow Jar project. Just look how that little youngster has grown. It’s now about 7 weeks old and growing strong.

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Update #3 Stretch Goal - Completed

We are going for a stretch goal of $12,500 if we reach the goal we will send everyone one extra re-plant kit for each of the Grow Jars they receive in there rewards. Our re-plant kit, is used after the plant is done growing and you have harvested your bounty, you simply use one of our re-plant kits to grow something new, edible and delicious.

Our re-plant kit includes:

  • Seeds of your choosing
  • Soil-less growing mix
  • Organic Plant nutrient
  • Seed Growing Pod
  • Instructions for planting and growing

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Having fresh edibles from your very own garden at home sounds great, but for people living in urban areas or anyone that wants to grow year-round even when the weather is not permitting it’s not always easy. Traditional hydroponic system can be hard to set up, very expensive, complicated to run and time consuming.

Now with the Grow Jar, everyone can have an affordable easy to use, functional indoor planter that lets everyone grow fresh produce throughout the year. With the Grow Jar, you need less space, less water, no soil, no power and no pesticides.

Each Grow Jar comes with everything you need to start growing. It uses passive hydroponic watering technique to deliver water to plant roots through capillary action from the bottom-up. The Water is drawn up through the jar into the root system and then used by plant and the see through brown walls allows you to see when it’s time to add more water it also acts as a uv barrier to block uv rays from the root system.

Who we are………..

We are a father and son team Richard& Mike we wanted to find a solution on how to grow fun vegetable’s for Mike’s special needs children indoors year round. The objective was it had to be affordable, easy to use, virtually unbreakable (Kids will be Kids) and would be able to grow a wide variety of herbs, vegetables indoors. After a few dozen prototypes we finally came up with a jar made from 100% recycled plastic, that we call the Grow Jar.

What a Grow Jar is………..

The Grow Jar is an easy-to-use Hydrogarden that uses no power and will let you grow delicious fresh produce right at home like a pro, things like Basil, Cilantro, Chamomile, Rosemary, Sage, Chives, Coriander, Dill, Mint, Parsley, Oregano, Lavender, Thyme, also various peppers, greens, tomatoes and more check out the list below. The Grow Jar allows you to grow plants indoors without constant watering and fertilizing. You don’t have to have any knowledge hydroponics or about gardening, instead everything will be taken care by the Grow Jar. All you need is to do is put the Grow Jar together then place in a sunny spot add water occasionally and you are growing delicious edibles it’s that simple.

Because The Grow Jar uses a simple passive hydroponic process the plant receives the exact amount of water, fertilizer and air, according to the plant’s own needs. This system eliminates constant watering and all guesswork and worry about whether your plant is getting exactly what it needs.

The Grow Jar works on a simple passive hydroponic system.
The Grow Jar works on a simple passive hydroponic system.

Grow Jars are made from 100% recycled plastic and 100% made in America!

The Grow Jar includes:

·Seeds of your choosing to grow delicious fresh edibles (check out the list below)

·Soil-less growing mix

·Expanded Clay Pebbles

·Organic Plant nutrient

·Seed Growing Pod

·The Jar (made from 100% Recycled Plastic)

·Integrated Lid and growing Pot

·Instructions for planting and growing

With the Grow Jar (plus a little water and sunshine), you'll be growing your favorite herbs & vegetables indoors in no time! Now that’s easy!

We will also offer re-plant kits, so once your plant is done growing and you have harvested your bounty simply use one of our re-plant kits to grow something new.

So what plants can I grow in the Grow Jar? Lots, here is a list of some of the things you will be able to grow.

Here are some of the things we are growing right now......

This shows Basil, Chives, Dill, Mint, Oregano and a 2 week old Tomato plant all grow in the Grow Jar.
This shows Basil, Chives, Dill, Mint, Oregano and a 2 week old Tomato plant all grow in the Grow Jar.

What’s the funding is for........

We have built a few prototypes from samples sent to us from the manufacture, now we need to place an full order with the manufacture for the jars, lids and pots. Because these are made from 100% recycled plastic they require a minimum order amount. We will be using the money raised here to place our initial order with them to do our first full production run.

Growing fresh edibles from your very own garden at home doesn't have to be hard or expensive.

We completely understand if you cannot contribute monetarily, but please help us by spreading the word and sharing our project on Facebook and Twitter. We greatly appreciate your support in any form!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We have a firm grasp on how long it takes for our manufacture to make all the jars in a typical production run as well as the time it takes for us to complete the manufacturing of the jars. We do not anticipate any production delays but delays can always be a challenge if they do occur. We may face a manufacture delay but have implemented a system to counteract that on the very remote chance it does happen. We have even extended our timelines to compensate for this remote possibility. We will not sacrifice the quality of our product for any reason.

FAQ

  • The retail cost after the Kickstarter project is over and we are in full production will be $20.00 plus about $7.00 shipping and the re-plant kits for our jars will retail for $4.00 each so getting one now on Kickstarter will save you about 25% off the retail cost and only our backers will be able to receive 25% off future grow jar’s and there re-plant kits anytime for life. The lifetime discount is just a long term thank you for all our backers.

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  • Yes they are 100% Safe, all our jars will be made of an FDA approved plastic made for food. The jars are made from recycled plastic soda and water bottles.

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  • We have done a lot of research and Recycled Plastic according to our manufacture uses 60% less energy to produce than virgin plastic, it is also light weight so it reduces the fuel costs when shipping. The other advantage is it is virtually unbreakable, if you were to drop the Grow Jar say off your counter or windowsill 99.9% of the time it will not break but if you drop a glass jar 99.9% of the time it will break and because we originally designed the grow jar for Mike’s special needs children a cracked plastic jar is always much safer then broken glass.

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  • Growing plants in a clear container lets in uv rays that promotes the growth of algae and the roots need to be kept in a relatively dark area to keep the roots happy and healthy. We use the brown containers for the same reason beer bottles for the most part are brown, the color deflects uv rays thus the roots stay protected and greatly reduces the chance of algae to be able to grow in the jar. It is simply the best color we have found to mimic the light blocking ability of dirt and still allow you to see the root growth and the water level in the jar.

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  • Yes our Jars BPA (bisphenol-A) Free and are made from 100% recycled PET plastics and are designated by a recyclable “1.”This is the same plastic used for water or soft drinks, Grow Jars are 100% recyclable and contain no BPA.

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