We can’t make this stuff up. If only we could. Kathy/Cold
Climate Gardening gave me the heads-up about the ingenious rice-growing bra
that Triumph, a Japanese lingerie maker, has devised. This is how it works:
The pots can be filled with soil and rice seedlings, and the
wearer waters the rice with a hose that doubles as a belt that loops around the
Right. According the New York Daily News article where Kathy
found this, the bra garden kit will not actually be sold; it’s just an imaginative
promotion to connect their company to urban farming, which is getting as
popular in Japan as it is here.
This reminds me of when I was a kid—my grandmother was
always telling me that she could grow potatoes behind my ears, they were so
dirty. Did any of you ever get that? Anyway, I don’t predict this gardening
method will gain much traction among those of us who are more or less sane, but you can’t
resist the questions, like …
How small do you have to be? There doesn’t look like there’s
a lot of room in there.
For it to work, wouldn’t it need to be a top more than a
bra? The seedlings would need sun as well as water.
And so on. There is a smidgeon of actual news here, about the world-wide
popularity of urban farming. And that’s a good thing. Right?
on May 15, 2010 at 5:00 am, in the category Eat This.