Bottle Stopper Garden Kit

Emptying the wine bottle is just the beginning of the fun with this simple hydroponic kit.


Nathan Littlewood & Robert Elliott created by

Nathan Littlewood & Robert Elliott

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You know how to empty a wine bottle, don't you? Of course you do. Well, that's just the beginning of the fun with our Bottle Stopper Garden Kit. Once that wine is dispensed with, fill the bottle with water, plug the neck with one of the three hydroponic "smart soil" capsules, drop in some herb seeds (basil, mint, and lemon balm are included), and put it in a sunny spot. Your work is now done. You don't even water this little crop: just watch the everyday magic of germination and growth.

In somewhere between three days and two weeks, tiny seedlings will appear. Gradually, their roots will extend down the bottle, absorbing the dissolved nutrients from the capsule. Before you know it, full-sized leaves will appear. Within a few weeks, it's harvest time. Pluck some delectable, aromatic leaves, and add them to dinner—accompanied by wine. Made in New York.

Click here to see how the Bottle Stopper Garden Kit works.

Nathan Littlewood & Robert Elliott

created by

Nathan Littlewood & Robert Elliott


Nathan Littlewood and Robert Elliott met at Columbia University, and immediately bonded over their shared vision for building a healthier, more sustainable food system. Nate had just left the finance industry, determined to build something that his grandchildren would one day be proud of. He has been obsessed with food since childhood, and has taken cooking classes all over the world, including Toronto, where he received a Certificate of Culinary Arts. Rob was raised on a wood farm in south eastern Massachusetts, and since moving to New York City has made it his mission to make the place a bit greener. His PhD dissertation focused on vegetated infrastructure, and after meeting Nate, he began to use his plant knowledge to design food growing systems. As well as running R&D, manufacturing, and dispatch at Bottle Stopper Garden Kit HQ, he has also become famous for his “Upper Westo Pesto” (fortunately, he has a very good supply of fresh basil).

Made in the USA
Made from
seeds, biodegradable PLA corn starch-based plastic, peat moss
Packaging: 5.5" L x 3" W x 1" H; Set of 3 inserts
- 3 seed varieties (basil, mint and lemon balm)
- 3 biodegradable corn-starch inserts, to suit most glass bottles
- 3 germination domes
- 3 sticker labels for bottles
- instructions

Bottles not included.

If you're relying on natural light, planting in spring or summer is recommended. For year-round growing a grow light can be used.
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Growing Herbs in BK with 2 V Black Thumbs


from Brooklyn, NY


  • Feeling confident !


    Best Uses

    • Add on to a wine bottle
    • Cooking
    • Gardening
    • Housewarming Gifts
    • Recycling
    • Wine

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bottle Stopper Garden Kit:

    I now fully have herbs in my apartment that I use for cooking and making drinks. People also are always impressed as they look great on my windowsill. I will def get these for my friends- great housewarming gifts!

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