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We transformed the takeout container into the easiest grow kit on the planet. Start a garden anywhere with our fun mini-greenhouse kits
We transformed the takeout container into the easiest grow kit on the planet. Start a garden anywhere with our fun mini-greenhouse kits
375 backers pledged $15,985 to help bring this project to life.

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Takeout Grow Kits: Grow Fresh Organic Food Anywhere

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Experience how fun it is to grow your own food from seed, anytime of year and in any space!

Our takeout grow kits are easy, fun, and foolproof. We transformed the takeout container into the perfect mini greenhouse kit that makes it easy for anyone to grow their own food, any time of year. Experience how fun it is to grow food from seed, and start harvesting your own herbs, veggies and greens, even if you've never grown anything before. 

Update: Thanks to the amazing Kickstarter Community, this project is a go! All rewards will be shipped out in time for the holidays-----and our grow kits make a great present! 

We've also added Get 1/Give1/Gift 1 reward levels to make gift giving and giving back this holiday even easier!

Our kits come with everything you need, including peat-free soil, and organic seeds---you really just need to add water. Our takeout grow kit design is self-watering and leakproof, making it super easy to start and grow anywhere. It's also see through, so you can watch your seeds sprout (like magic!). 

We have 8 fun varieties to pick from, including cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic chives, cucumbers, dino kale,  habanero peppers, nasturtiums and tom thumb peas,  so you can start an entire garden on your windowsill. All varieties have been handpicked to be easy for everyone to grow. As your plant grows you can transplant directly into the garden or a larger container using the coco-fiber pot. Easy!

As a thank you to our backers, we have added a few fun stretch bonus goals:

 And we are also offering these nifty grow lights as an add on! 

 To add a growlight, just click manage your pledge and add $16 for each light you'd like. You can also wait until the end of the campaign and use backerkit to add this as an option. 

Why Our Takeout Grow Kits are Different

We spent a lot of time researching and testing out other home grow kits on the market, and found many had it just half right. There are a lot of kits that allow you to start seeds, but it really ends there----leaving your plants to grow in a tiny container or tin can that doesn’t allow their roots to breath or grow, resulting in unhappy, rootbound plants that are prone to transplant shock. This can set the most careful grower up for failure, and it’s not even their fault!

Our grow kits are totally different. After tons of research and testing, we finally found the perfect trifecta to grow happy plants---our mini-greenhouse takeout design heats up for quick sprouting, our custom peat-free enriched soil encourages healthy roots, and our sustainable coconut fiber pots allow roots to grow freely, and can be transplanted directly into a larger container or directly into your garden. All using organic, peat-free and sustainable growing materials. There is no other comprehensive grow kit like this out there.

Detailed instructions are provided with each kit to get you off to a good start.

How it Works 

Growing your own food from seed has never been so easy, or so fun. 

Step 1: Open the top of your takeout grow kit and add water. Watch the soil pod expand like magic. Step 2: Plant your seeds and close the top. Place in a sunny windowsill and wait for seeds to sprout. Step 3: Once your seeds germinate, open the top and watch your plants grow! Harvest herbs and greens as microgreens anytime. 

When your plant outgrows your greenhouse kit, transplant the coconut fiber pot to a larger container, or directly into your garden. You can also harvest greens and herbs as microgreens to eat anytime.

Our takeout container design is also really fun to grow on your windowsill or office desk!

What You Get

Each kit contains:

Our Mini-Greenhouse Takeout Container: We transformed the takeout container into a mini-greenhouse that speeds up germination and allows you to watch when your seeds sprout (like magic!). Each kit is leak-proof and self watering, using the power of passive solar to heat up and increase germination without the use of electricity or wires. 

Organic Seeds: Each kit comes with a packet of organic, non-gmo seeds that are easy to grow, and do well in containers or in-ground gardens.

Custom Peat-Free Soil: We searched endlessly for the right growing medium to use and found a custom size, peat-free expandable soil pod that works perfectly with the takeout grow kit. Enriched with mycorrhizal fungi and worm castings, this custom soil pod expands up to 10x its size when you add water, and encourages faster germination, stronger root systems, enhanced plant growth, and reduced plant disease.  It's also vegan, and made of sustainable materials. 

Coconut Fiber Transplantable Pot: Made of sustainable coconut fiber, these eco-friendly pots allow roots to grow directly down, preventing rootbound plants and reducing transplant shock. When your plant outgrows the mini-greenhouse, simply place the entire coconut fiber pot into another larger container, or plant it directly into your garden. It will break down in the soil and biodegrade as your plant grows. 

Full Instructions: Detailed instructions are provided with each kit to get you off to a good start.

8 Varieties to Choose From (and All Are Easy to Grow!)

Our new collection of grow kits will feature 8 easy-to-grow varieties that are perfect for first time gardeners, container growers, or those looking to grow indoors. Varieties to pick from include:

  • Basil
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic Chives
  • Nasturtiums
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Habanero Peppers
  • Dinosaur Kale
  • Tom Thumb Peas

All have been tested and handpicked by us to be simple to grow for thumbs of all colors. 

Research and Development

To get ready for the launch of this new collection, we tested out hundreds of varieties of seeds, growing mediums, and containers. Our final eight varieties are easy to grow anywhere, even in city apartments.

Rewards!

We have lots of amazing rewards to choose from, including:

  • 8 different Takeout Grow Kits, only available through Kickstarter. If we reach our funding goal, all backers will receive their kits in time for the holidays! 
  •  Signed Copies of Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make and Store Food No Matter Where Your Live--your guide to growing, canning, fermenting, storing and more!
  • Give One/ Get One/ Gift One rewards so you can get a grow kit for yourself, and get one shipped as a present, or to the school, community garden, library or organization of your choice (with a personal note from you!) 
  • A Three-pack of our farm-to-bottle hot sauce and our Habanero Grow Kit.   
  • An amazing dinner on our farm for you and 5 of your friends.

Add ons!

We are offering a new LED Growlight add-on to customize your pledge

This portable, foldable and rechargeable LED light is superbright (it has 24 LEDs!), and will help get your plants off to a great start. It also has three light settings, so you can adjust as needed. If you are planning on starting in the wintertime, or live in an apartment, home, or office that doesn't get a lot of light, this LED light will get you off to a great start. Just increase your pledge by $16 for each grow light you'd like to add on----each light is bright enough to cover two kits. 

Stretch Goals:

As an extra thank you, all backers will receive the following bonus rewards as our campaign grows: 

$5,000: MET! A free digital copy of Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow Make and Store Food No Matter Where You Live. This handy book for the modern homesteader includes grow guides, recipes, DIY projects, details for canning, pickling, and more.

$10,000: MET!

A bonus organic fertilizer boost for your Takeout Grow Kits!

Every backer will receive a free sample of Protilizer, a certified organic (and vegan!) fertilizer that uses beneficial microbes to give your plants healthy start. This will help increase germination, reduce disease, and help your plants grow bigger and faster. You can apply it when you plant your seeds, and then every few weeks. 

Next up: $15,000: A bonus refill kit for all backers, so you can reuse your greenhouse Takeout Grow Kit and grow even more food!

$20,000: 

A kickstarter exclusive! We will include a free cilantro takeout grow kit with all pledges $12 and up as a free bonus and thank you! 

Our farm-to-bottle hot sauce 3-pack. Image by Nicholas Doyle.
Our farm-to-bottle hot sauce 3-pack. Image by Nicholas Doyle.
Homesweet Homegrown Book: Your guide to growing, canning, fermenting, storing food and more.
Homesweet Homegrown Book: Your guide to growing, canning, fermenting, storing food and more.

Our Mission: To Empower People to Live Better By Connecting them with their Food.

After the amazing support of our previous campaigns, we wanted you all to be the first to try this new grow kit collection. Our company truly got its start because of people like you, and together, we've done some amazing things (like start a farm to bottle hot sauce company and launch a cross-country amtrak book tour.) Our mission has always been to connect people with their food and encourage them to be as self sufficient as possible by growing their own. This project ties it all together and we are thrilled to be back on Kickstarter where it all began.

 Credits

Thanks to The Waistcoats for letting us use that catchy tune in our video! It's called Alles Was Ich Hab and it's out on Soundflat Records

Risks and challenges

After two successful kickstarters, we've learned a thing or two about fulfillment, delivery, and what it takes to execute a kickstarter project. We know what we are in for and are ready to bring these out into the world, now we just need you! We've also tested these grow kits out thoroughly, fine-tuned our prototype, and are ready to continue our mission of connecting people with their food.

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    Farm to table dinner for you and 5 friends at our farm in Kutztown, PA prepared by a local chef. Plus: A tour of the pepper field in Kutztown, PA and a visit to Homesweet Homegrown HQ.

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