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Urban Farming

Every gorgeous garden starts with the seed of an idea (or maybe a sprinkling of them). We want to keep the inspiration coming, so we’re constantly adding new blogs to our content hub. Have a browse below – and if there are any topics you'd like us to look into for you, just get in touch.


Indira Naidoo - The Edible Balcony

Indira Naidoo - The Edible Balcony

Indira Naidoo is no stranger to the spotlight. She has been a familiar face delivering news and current affairs on Australian television for years. After developing an interest in sustainability working with the UN and Al Gore, the Sydneysider found a new green outlet to use to engage with her audience.

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It's Time To Top Up

It's Time To Top Up

The Glowpear Urban Garden comes with a convenient water level indicator that rises and falls in tandem with the water reservoir. When the water reservoir is full the water level indicator will sit upright revealing the green walls of the indicator. Conversely, when you see the indicator lowering to become flush with the top surface, the water reservoir is low so it’s time to add water.

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Irrigation Flexibility

Irrigation Flexibility

Glowpears are designed with the flexibility to compliment your lifestyle. Accordingly, there are four options for watering your Glowpears: 1. Via rainwater if exposed to the elements. 2. Manually water the soil with a garden hose, drip system or watering can. 3. Manually fill the water reservoir via the fill point. 4. Clip on a hose and irrigate directly into the reservoir. Whichever option you choose, Glowpear’s innovative self-watering technology ensures excess water is collected and released over time so your plants receive constant attention and nourishment.  

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Recipe: 3 Classic Ingredients For Maximum Flavour!

Recipe: 3 Classic Ingredients For Maximum Flavour!

Three of the most commonly grown items found in kitchen gardens are responsible for one of the most delicious, and exciting condiments in the food world.  

A long-time staple of Italian cuisine, the Italian’s know how to maximise the flavour of a dish, by adding equal parts of pungent earthiness, fresh herbal notes and bright acid… I’m of course talking about Gremolata, and it's classic trio of ingredients;  Garlic, Parsley, and Lemon.

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Steven Knurr - Green'n Down The house

Steven Knurr - Green'n Down The house

Our Glowpearian this quarter is Madison based Steven Knurr. Steven is in marketing at a Wisconsin technology consulting firm focusing on  healthcare, retail, and manufacturing sectors.

Using his creative talents Steven developed an impressive urban greenhouse that is technology driven. It blends seamlessly with his 'up and coming' neighbourhood, where 'pour over' coffee, fixed geared bikes, and backyard chicken coups are the norm. 

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Plumbing

Plumbing

Plumbing the Urban Garden into commercial solutions can make life easy for on site for maintenance.

Here are some examples of the possibilities open to architects, interior designers, landscapers and specifiers. Feel free to use the REVIT file and commercial PDF below for your project specifications.

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The Elixir Of Life

The Elixir Of Life

Some of us love watering plants, while others couldn't think of anything worse. Whether plant watering once a day, once a week, or never, the Glowpear Urban Garden has a solution to suit your lifestyle.

Plant watering can be achieved either directly through the soil, or periodically top up the reservoir via the fill point.

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Watering Made Easy

Watering Made Easy

Our self watering technology makes Glowpear 'set and forget', making gardening that much easier. Watch the videos below to see how you can set up your own self watering challenge!

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Planting The Seed

Planting The Seed

Select your plants to fill your Glowpear Urban Garden from a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Despite its convenient size, the Glowpear Urban Garden features a deceptively large growing volume. So think big when planning your urban garden, inside or out, the possibilities are endless. 

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The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

When you’re ready to fill your Glowpear Urban Garden with soil, remember to prepare the plot first. Place the two wicking pouches provided into the base of the planter, fill them with soil, compact, and then wet thoroughly. Once complete, cover with the root barrier provided, and you're ready to fill the growing chamber with soil.

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