Tuesday, November 13, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Ideas: Grow a Little Patch! #Giveaway

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food, but you don’t have a big garden?

Kent Houston, the founder and CEO of Patch created the perfect solution for urbanites who don’t have a backyard, by creating the Patch planter, officially launched earlier this year. The Patch planter is 12”x6”x6”, holds 4 litres of soil and has a water reservoir that holds 2 litres of water. It uses a sub-irrigation process that takes the guess work out of watering your plants. The small size makes it convenient to place on a windowsill or counter top in your kitchen, and grow your own herbs or other small edible plants! 



The Patch Planter is simply designed and comes in three different colours – classic white, grey ombre and icon jumble. You can purchase your own online or at certain restaurants that carry them. Locals have the option of getting a Patch that is already set up, complete with soil and planted herbs. Each planter comes fully packed with all the parts and an instruction sheet on how to assemble the planter, and what you need to do to take care of your plants. The instructions were very easy to follow and it only took me a few minutes to put together.


The Patch planter unwrapped.
The reservoir support tucked into the planter.
The tube is the water reservoir that is filled up with water, and the little "X" acts to wick up water from below.

I'm looking forward to growing my own herbs!
For a limited time, for every Patch Planter that is purchased online, one will also be given to Growing Chefs, a classroom gardening program, educating kids on how to grow and prepare their own foods.

Vancouver is such a green community and everyone loves growing their own foods in their gardens. There’s not much that can compare to harvesting your own fruits, veggies and herbs from your own garden. A patch planter could be the perfect gift this Christmas for those with a budding green-thumb!


A completed mint planter. It would look and smell beautiful in your kitchen! [Photo credit: Patch]

WIN IT!

Patch is giving away a Patch Planter to one lucky reader! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: The product mentioned above has been provided free of charge from the company or PR firm for review. The opinions expressed in this post are those of Savvy Shopping, Deals & Reviews and have not been influenced in any other way.

40 comments:

Carol Fang said...

That's cute! i'd grow mint in it for a steady supply of mint leaves for my mojitos :)

miniv said...

Awesome that they are sub irrigation! So convenient!

miniv said...

I want a white Herb Planter!

Unknown said...

Neat idea! I love the fact that anyone can do it, even in limited space!

Unknown said...

I would probably choose grey ombre.

Erin said...

It's self watering! So cool!

Erin said...

I'd pick white!!

magemadness said...

patch is self watering!

magemadness said...

the icon jumble

UmLaut said...

Would love a patch planter!

UmLaut said...

Would love a patch planter!

Andrea said...

I love that they are Made in Canada!!

Andrea said...

I'd pick white!

Tricia Hope said...

great idea and so easy!

Tricia Hope said...

cute and soooooooo easy!

Katy Emanuel said...

I learned that in the early stages you only need to water once a week and then once established every 2-3 days

Katy Emanuel said...

I would probably choose white

linnypennie said...

THIS IS REALLY CUTE I THINK ME AND THE KIDS WOULD HAVE FUN GETTING A LITTLE DIRTY!

Roxsy K said...

love the icon jumble

Roxsy K said...

They recommend using potting mix as the soil in patch planteer

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Dilara Litonjua said...

I just learned that rosemary and sage are among the few herbs that are not recommended to be grown in a Patch planter.

Robin Wickman said...

I'd choose white.

Rebby said...

I learned they have community workshops!

Rebby said...

I learned they have community workshops!

Rebby said...

I would choose a white one!

Brianne Hager said...

I learned that they fit neatly onto a window sill.

Brianne Hager said...

I would pick the white Patch planter.

Nicolthe pickle said...

I learned that they're self watering! How cool.

Nicolthe pickle said...

I would probably choose white. Crisp and clean look.

Paula Huie said...

i learned that it is self watering!! amazing!

Sydney Bows said...

I would pick white probably! :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this

Caffeinated Momma said...

I'd choose the colour grey ombre.

Dilara said...

I'd pick the grey ombre

Courtenay Theresa Alicia Coad said...

I learned that they are self watering!!! how cool! would love this! I would probably choose the white one! thanks for the chance

Valerie said...

I would choose the white one

Valerie said...

I love that they are Made in Canada!!

Jodie Munshaw said...

Very cute! Great idea for teaching kids about gardening!

Jodie Munshaw said...

Very cute! Great idea for teaching kids about gardening!