Anne Fletcher, the maker of Orta (Italian for “kitchen garden”), was a frustrated home farmer. She would plant tiny seeds and diligently water everyday, until she didn't, and the vulnerable seedlings would wither and die.
Working on a solution in her garage, the self taught potter, designed and produced a terra cotta, egg carton shaped vessel with porous walls and a built in water reserve that keeps seedlings hydrated for a few days. So, if you miss watering, they're not in immediate danger. When Anne debuted The Deep Six at The Heirloom Vegetable Expo in Sonoma County, she promptly sold out. Not only did the seeds grow, but so did her business.
Whether you plant tomatoes, lettuce, or peppers this spring, start a seed to table revolution right in your own kitchen.