Mini Kitchen Garden Watered By Draining Dishes

June 28, 2012 by

The multifunctional Fluidity is a dish drying rack that at the same time cultivates a mini kitchen garden right on your countertop. Water recycled from draining dishes in the rack provides irrigation for two built-in mini herb or plant containers.

Designed by Milan-based design firm, Design Libero whose shelftop rotary hydroponic gardenGreen Wheel, we wrote about recently, Fluidity is another of this firm’s small space-saving designs for indoor gardening.

The fluid form of the base directs the wastewater into the rack’s plant growing sections. For water drainage, each container is perforated at the bottom. To control the plant’s water absorption and also keep the dish drainer base clean, the containers get filled with clay pellets and coconut fiber.

What do you think? Would the draining dishes provide enough water to irrigate the plants on this dish rack?


  1. Georgia said:

    too bad my kitchen only receives artificial light.

    — June 28, 2012 @ 20:25

  2. Ruth said:

    I love this and would definently buy one. but I’d use one side pot for cutlery and drill a few holes in the bottom because there’d be too much water from draining dishes for most plants

    — June 29, 2012 @ 04:22

  3. Andrea said:

    It is so cute and lovely, but of course it will be very selective for plants, and not many kitchen has sufficient lights to go with it.

    — July 1, 2012 @ 09:28

  4. Romig said:

    Cool. Just plain cool.

    — July 28, 2012 @ 21:54

  5. Agen Bola said:

    There is a saying, �Be the chair, the bird, the thing.� This artist will never look at a nest or an egg or a day the same again. How the nest was removed may be more interesting than how it was constructed!

    — August 16, 2012 @ 21:48

  6. Chinese Clothing said:

    Fashion organized a style show at New Delhi’s Ashoka Hotel on 18 ¨C 06 ¨C 2007,where we presented variety of dresses according to the theme of ?? Ink and Tattoo’. All of the dresses had been developed by designer Sunny Arora, who was also awarded the ideal Designer’s Award by renowned filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who was also the chief guest.

    — January 24, 2013 @ 04:00

  7. A Bird's Nest For People Doubles as Hydroponic Garden Pingback said:

    […] Wheel rotary hydroponic system designed to grow herbs and produce in space, and Fluidity, a mini kitchen garden, doubles as a dish drainer whose excess water irrigates the plants. According to the designers […]

    — August 15, 2016 @ 16:33

  8. Queen said:

    Love it where can I get it I’m in south Africa

    — June 25, 2020 @ 23:42

  9. Megan Price said:

    Where can I buy this??

    — October 2, 2020 @ 22:37

  10. Angela Thoma said:

    How do you order this?

    — October 7, 2020 @ 17:23

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