Bottle Garden Kit

Rating: 4.71 out of 5 (24)


A low-maintenance gardening project that adds a touch of green, with minimal effort. Never forget watering day again with this passive hydroponics setup that enables plants to water themselves, straight from the bottle.

Made In The US

Recyclable Packaging


  • 3 bottle inserts, complete with nutrient-enriched grow sponges
  • bottle labels
  • germination stickers
  • 3 x packets of seeds (for best results use the seeds provided)
  • quick start

We have a soft spot for the bottle garden kits since they are how we launched Urban Leaf as a company back in 2017 via Kickstarter (search "World's Smallest Garden").

The grow sponges in these kits are enriched with a water-soluble hydroponic plant food, which will soak out into the water in the bottle once inserted. Never replace the water in your bottle, just top it up. After 4 months we recommend adding some Urban Leaf liquid plant food to the top-up water as well.

These kits do not include bottles. They are however compatible with most beer and wine bottles. We recommend 750ml and dark green or brown for best results. Do not use clear bottles as this will allow algae to grow in the water and consume all the nutrients.


750 mil bottle with water

Add bottle garden insert

One per bottle

Sprinkle Seeds

3-5 should be enough

Apply germination sticker

To assist with germination


In a moderate temperature location with at least a few hours of sunlight for germination.


Once sprouted, make sure these plants get at least 6 hrs of direct sunlight per day

Which Microgreens Kit Is Right For You?

Growing Methods hydroponic Hydroponic hydroponic soil soil hydroponic
Growing Medium Proprietary ‘seed quilts’ made from coconut fiber Virgin fluff fibers produced from non-chlorine bleached spruce wood none coco coir coco coir Jute matt
Includes a light no yes no no no no
Included seeds 2 varieties - varies 3 varieties Red Cabbage, Radish and Mustard none 4 varieties. Radish, Arugula, Beets and Tatsoi 4 varieties. Arugula, Beets, Komatsuna and Radish 6 varieties. Radish, Kale, Rainbow Mix, Mustard, Spicy Mix and Broccoli
USDA Organic Seeds? Some, not all Yes NA No No Yes
Grow Area 1 x Large 3 x Medium 1 x Medium/Large 1 x Small 1 x Medium 3 x Small
Refill Cost $$ $$$ $ $$ $$ $$

Which Grow Light Is Right For You?

Wattage 20W / 40W 20W 11W 16W / 32W 7W
PPF Small: 23.7 μmol/sec; Large: 42 μmol/sec 25.95 μmol/sec 17 μmol/sec - 7.3 μmol/sec
Efficacy (PPF/W) 1.05 - 1.2 1.3 1.55 - 1.05
Color Temperature 3000K 3000K 3000K 3914K 2700K
Mounting Hanging from wall or ceiling Inside a pendant or desk lamp Under cabinet or on a wall Under cabinet, wall or vertically Inside a pendant or desk lamp
Suitable For Anything Anything Houseplants, Herbs, Leafy Greens Anything Small herbs, seed starting
Water Resistant No No No Yes No
Cost $$$ $$ $$ $$ - $$$$ $

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  • Fill a 750 ml bottle with water
  • Add one bottle garden insert
  • Sprinkle seeds
  • Apply germination sticker
  • Place in a moderate-temperature location with at least a few hours of sunlight for germination.
  • Once sprouted, make sure these plants get at least 6 hrs of direct sunlight per day

Other than your tender loving care, none :)

We recommend watching this Youtube video to learn more.

Please watch this Youtube video for a comprehensive guide.

To learn more about how to harvest your bottle garden, please watch this video.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Lisbeth Mark

I love the idea of a bottle garden. It didn't take a lot to find empty champagne/wine bottles!

Hey, what else are we meant to do while stuck at home besides empty wine bottles and garden...? ;)

Seed starter

Really good seed starter. The directions dont say when to repot. The roots after a month don't go past the plastic cage yet. I have them sitting in a north facing windows so they are not hit by direct sunlight.

Jackie DeCesaris

This set is fantastic and I’m back for many more! I always wanted to try bottle gardening but I couldn’t get it all set up. No worries here, only happy happy! I got one in for fab fun, and by far and wide it was the best thing I ever got from them