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November 17, 2011

Root View Farm — "Grow your own"


Much better than Uncle Milton's Ant Farm in at least one respect: the contents ought to taste better.

But I digress.

From websites:



Underground Garden Laboratory

One unfortunate fact about gardening is that you don't see a lot of the magic because it's under the ground. It's all fine and dandy to plant seeds and then watch them sprout, but what about the other half of the plant? Sure, you could dig up the plant to see the roots, but then it's just about dead. If only there was a sort of ant farm for vegetables….


Wait, there is! The Root Vue Farm is a self-watering grow unit with a special viewing window so kids can watch roots develop underground. Watch carrot, radish, and onion seeds grow up as their roots grow down. The complete kit includes a durable styrofoam growing unit with acrylic viewing window, built-in water basin and drainage reservoir. A light shield keeps plants growing but can be removed for viewing roots. Eight super-expanding grow mix wafers feed your plants the nutrients they need to grow. Finally, you'll get three packets of seeds (carrot, radish, onion), identification labels, water wicks for the self-watering system and a 16 page booklet with complete instructions and experiments.


Product Specifications:

• Watch carrot, radish, and onion seeds grow up and roots grow down

• See the magic of roots growing underneath the ground

• Self-watering grow unit with special viewing window

• Recommended ages: 4+ with parent supervision



• Durable styrofoam growing unit with acrylic viewing window, built-in water basic, and drainage reservoir

• Light shield (to cover plant roots when you're not observing)

• 16 page booklet with instructions and experiments

• Three (3) packets of seeds (carrot, radish, onion)

• Eight (8) super-expanding grow mix wafers

• Water wicks for self-watering system

• ID labels




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