Grow Pillow™ Turns Any Sunny Spot Into an Organic Garden
SMYRNA, Ga., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of lifelong gardeners has created the Grow Pillow (http://www.growpillow.com), a first-of-its kind compact growing kit that is 100% organic.
The lightweight kit eliminates the need for heavy - and often expensive - planters. This unique growing system is perfect for small spaces like decks, patios and urban gardens.
What makes the Grow Pillow so appealing is that it introduces new growing methods most hobbyist gardeners have not yet tried. The "magic," says creator Bill Servick , is that the compact, 3-pound kit expands to produce 3 gallons of grow mix when water is added. Servick says this also makes the kit a perfect way to introduce young people to the joys of gardening.
"Hobbyist gardeners are always looking for something new to experiment with," says Servick. "We love to discover new plants, unconventional growing mixes and unusual containers. Grow Pillow is a natural creative outlet for gardeners."
The technology behind the Grow Pillow is based on new growing methods emerging from the booming hydroponic and small-scale commercial farming industries. The innovation that inspired the Grow Pillow's development was the use of shredded coconut shell fiber (also called Coir) as a growing medium. Unlike peat moss that is mined, Coir - a byproduct of coconut farming - is a renewable resource. The Grow Pillow team worked with horticultural professionals to develop and test a Coir-based organic growing system. Throughout 18 months of trials, test gardens thrived.
To use the kit, gardeners simply add a gallon of water. The Coir, when rehydrated, expands to four times its compressed size, creating a rich-textured growing substance. The all-in-one planting kit contains 100% organic materials - everything but the plant:
- Compressed coconut fiber - Coir
- Natural perlite
- Earthworm castings
- Exclusive organic "Grow Charge" nutrient mix
- Unique burlap container
The "pillow" itself is natural food-grade burlap. Product testing revealed that burlap makes an ideal container. The open-weave fabric allows air circulation, promoting healthier root growth than traditional clay or plastic pots, and it is environmentally friendly.
Grow Pillow is available three ways:
- Standard - perfect for organic vegetables, herbs or flowers
- King size - ideal for an assorted herb or lettuce mini-garden
- Charger - growing mix only, for use in any container
To purchase or for more information, visit http://www.GrowPillow.com.
4480-H South Cobb Drive, Suite 182
Smyrna, GA 30080
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