Grow and Cure Herb Kits

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Grow and Cure Herb Kit

Everything you need to get started. Just add dirt, organics and water. Enjoy! Currently only shipping within Oregon. Limit four per person.

Details

Meet the Grow and Cure Kit: The first ever turnkey kit to grow and cure your own medicinal herbs.

The Grow & Cure’s intuitive, minimalist design can help make anyone a successful herb farmer. Simply add soil, your plant of choice, some water, and you’re ready to get growing. With the aerated grow bag, your plant’s roots will spread wide and strong, followed by robust plant growth as you add our organic nutrients throughout the season.

Drying your herbs in living areas of all sizes is easy with Portland Homegrown’s innovative, adjustable drying rack. The Grow & Cure kit includes trimming shears, an extra-large curing jar, and a relative humidity monitor to insure against mold or over-drying. So join us this spring and go green with our easy-to-use kit!

Our Mission

To make organic home-growing simple, approachable and fun!

Kit Features

  • Minimalist design
  • Simple & intuitive
  • Earth friendly & organic
  • Instructional guidance
  • Designed & assembled in Portland

What’s Included?


Firstly, the growing necessities

  • Grow Bag – 7 gallons (1 cubic foot), locally designed, bio-degradable, breathable
  • Organic Nutrients – All organic 8 oz. bottle of organic veg, 8 oz. bottle of organic bloom
  • Measuring Shot – measure accurately, then start the party
  • Jeweler’s Loupe – 40x magnified with LED light

Secondly, the curing necessities

  • Trimming Shears – razor sharp stainless steel
  • Drying Rack – handmade, fully adjustable, 3 lines, 8.5 ft, long x 9 in. wide, gorilla-hooks and twist-ties included
  • Curing Jar – 3 liters (quarts), hermetically sealed, durable and beautiful
  • Relative Humidity Regulator - avoid mold or over-drying with the Boveda 62

Finally, the help

  • Instructional Videos – Simple, easy-to-follow videos that help you through the whole grow and cure process. Videos will be posted on our website by first delivery, 5/20/2016.

  • Collaborative Forum – Get your questions and concerns answered on our forum. We will shoot for answering all questions within 48 hours


What’s Not Included?

  • The soil – 1 cubic foot of soil weighs a lot, so shipping it costs a lot. To save our customers money, we will instead be recommending organic soils for purchase in local and nationwide stores.
  • The plant – get creative! Our kits can be used for growing anything organic, and we don’t want to hamstring our customers into one kind of plant.

What Can It Be Used For?

  • Entire Kit - growing and curing most organics
  • Grow Bag – a home for happy plants
  • Curing Jar – curing, pickling, and dried goods storage
  • Drying Rack – hang drying herbs, laundry line for camping, other yet to be explored uses
  • Organic Nutrients – plant food, general fertilizer, sexy cologne (works 60% of the time, every time…)
  • Measuring Shot – measurements up to 1oz (6tsp), getting the party started
  • Trimming Shears – trimming plants, cutting ribbon, warding off intruders
  • Jeweler’s Loupe – inspect for plant wrecking pests, monitor plant health, study ant colonies
  • Humidity Control – maintain the perfect storage humidity for most herbs, spices and dried fruits

Where Can It Be Used?

Outdoors

  • Urban Gardening - We designed the Grow & Cure Kit with urban gardeners in mind. A balcony, small back patio, or even a larger yard are all great places to use your kit. Just be sure the spot gets a few hours of sunlight a day.
  • Movable Grow Medium - Even if you have a full garden in place, growing your herbs in a moveable growing medium is ideal. As the rain comes, so does the possibility of mold formation. Having the ability to place your plant undercover during heavy rain can save a harvest.

Indoors

  • Does It Work Inside? – Yes. We have tested our Grow & Cure Kits in our own indoor garden. The plants grew healthy and happy, and once you have your indoor garden setup, the process is similar to growing outdoors.

  • Indoor Educational Materials – Our educational materials will focus on outdoor growing initially. However, we do plan to assess the addition of indoor focused materials once the summer grow season has wrapped up.

The Portland Homegrown Story

As urbanites with deep roots in organic farming, we were inspired to bring our love for going green to city dwellers everywhere. After an idyllic summer trip to our family’s organic farm, we began racking our brains on innovative ways to make growing organics both accessible and fun for anyone.

Then it hit us: Herbs. Although most of us frequently enjoy cured herbs in one form or another, we had never found a front to back product helping home-growers with the process. So that’s what we set out to do.

With the success of our first product, we hope to innovate new ways for home-growers to take control of their own destiny. Stay tuned for big things from Portland Homegrown!

Manufacturing plan

We will be assembling the kits in our assembly space in Portland. The assembly line is already drawn out, and will be completed upon the final influx of capital from our crowd-funding campaign. We aim to have first delivery by May 20th.

Risks and Challenges

As always, there are a number of risks and challenges in pioneering a first of a kind product. Our two biggest challenges will be lead time and production time for the kits that are ordered. Inventory is already on its way for up to 200 initial kits, but any orders on top of this will need to be purchased no later than May 1st to be fulfilled by mid-June (ideal planting season). Lead times can be as long as six weeks for many of the custom designed materials in the kits, and all kits are assembled by hand in our assembly space.

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Credits

Portland Homegrown


Kelly Hickman

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