TriBeCa’s Hydroponic Wonderland of Herbs and Spices, Farm.One

An urban vertical farm producing rare ingredients for some of NYC's best restaurants

There’s one window into TriBeCa’s Farm.One, a series of hydroponic vertical gardens producing greens for some of NYC’s best restaurants. That window, however, faces into the building and walking by it gives reason to pause. There, just beyond the glass, is tier upon tier of rolling racks with rare herbs and spices and even edible flowers. There’s no natural light, only the power of regulated …

SproutsIO Hybrid Hydroculture Technology

A soil-free countertop personal farming system that even a novice indoor gardner can master

The best way to be close to your food is to grow it yourself, though many people can’t keep houseplants or herb gardens alive in the best of times. With SproutsIO, funding now on Kickstarter after extensive product-testing, a self-moderating hybrid hydroculture technology now helps you grow food on your kitchen counter. This is a personal produce system, entirely soil-free, controlled by an app that …

Spring Gardening Gear

Our favorites across rare seeds and hydroponics to smart tools and watering cans

Everyone can be a gardener with a little effort, proper scheduling and a dedicated plot of land. Whether or not you’re interested in toying with orach or purple tree collards, or having your plants tweet, maybe this is the year you dig in. The following selections are great options—for inside or outdoors—that are effective, handy and even a little stylish. Strathcona 1890 Seed Collections With …