This Planter Really Sucks!

July 14, 2011 by

Young Dutch designing duo Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders think herb planters suck. Their transparent planters adhere right on the window with suction cups. Kitchen gardening just got really cool.

“Buy your kitchen herbs ready-made in a supermarket,” instruct the designers. Their concept consists of a series of different herbs in transparent pots, each provided with suction cups for placement on the kitchen window from which one can easily pluck off the herbs for cooking.

Reminds me just a bit of the window gardens we’ve covered. Right now just another cool concept, but stay tuned, if it comes to market I will let you know!


  1. Mel said:

    I love these absolutly brilliant I want some NOW 🙂 just 1question how do the soil and roots go with direct sunlight and temperatures?

    — July 15, 2011 @ 07:20

  2. James said:

    Super nice design and concept. The holders look very sleek and the labels look very stylish. But from my experience, those suction cups will never hold for the long haul. Especially with the change in temps on that glass, and the xtra weight from the watering.
    Mel, you can hang your own window planters on your window by using those 3M Command strips that you can use for sticking on drywall without tearing it up. Depending on your planter size, you may have to get a heavy duty version (but they list weight limits). And it pulls right off as easily. If you wanted, could put a planter on both sides of window to hide each others sticky strip.

    — July 15, 2011 @ 07:39

  3. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    James, aren’t there suction cups that are strong enough to hold heavy picture frames? I would think one could engineer this to work, no?

    — July 15, 2011 @ 09:33

  4. Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand said:

    I’m sure the company will work things out I think the concept is wonderful and there are suction cups that will hold the load so to speak…Whatever it takes to encourage people to start growing there own herbs etc., works for me <|;-)

    — July 15, 2011 @ 10:21

  5. Georgia said:

    Brilliant. Now, if only my kitchen had a window!

    — July 16, 2011 @ 21:11

  6. JGHunter said:

    Don’t most windows have sills? Certainly I wouldn’t keep herbs in any room other than the kitchen, where there is most likely to be such surface. This seems like a case of over-designing, giving an answer to a question that doesn’t exist. Nice thinking but it was probably time that could have been spent making something worthwhile.

    — September 16, 2011 @ 02:53

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  8. Derek Larose said:

    Been looking for something like this to start growing my own herbs during the Summer months (Live in Ontario, Canada) Something like this would work well in my window since we currently have 3 cats and looking for something to grow in high enough the cats cannot get into. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

    — January 1, 2012 @ 16:51

  9. sophie said:

    I want to purchase these plant pots that stick to window. Where can I do this?

    — February 24, 2013 @ 15:40

  10. Mercedes said:

    Looks great! My only concern would be that the plants being right against the glass might result in the leaves burning/being damaged. I don’t usually let my plants that close to the window.

    — March 25, 2014 @ 14:28

  11. Jun said:

    most windows have one sill. these suction cups allow you to go vertical

    — January 18, 2015 @ 20:19

  12. Ginger Orr Sznakowski said:

    I want some! Are they available?

    — August 8, 2017 @ 08:08

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