Los Angeles-based Food Map design has come to the rescue of global thinking folks who harbor big organic gardening ambitions but might be hampered by small local real estate. Its non-toxic movable Food Map Container is partially made from post-industrial recycled materials and is designed to have a minimal overall environmental impact. The planter-on-wheels concept means it can be placed where sunlight is most favorable, or out of the way of your guests at your next cozy summer BBQ. Start your own garden for $245-$255 at Food Map design.
Ever so satisfying is the fruit or vegetable picked from your own garden -- or windowsill, or front porch. Windowbox.com sells many varieties of heirloom tomato plants that thrive in just about any bright, adequately sunny spot. The site also offers helpful tomato growing tips to help keep you making stunning caprese salads all summer long. Heirloom plants from $8.99 at Windowbox.com.
New egglings for spring feature wild strawberries (above), spicy red pepper, and lavender. Crack the porcelain egg open, add seeds and water, and start growing. When the plant outgrows its shell, it can be replanted -- eggling and all -- in soil. $9.50 at elsewares. [via design sponge]