The good effects of growing plants

Science suggests that gardening not just feels nice in general, but has real,
positive psychological effects on us. We were inspired to test the theories in practice.

Get your hands dirty – it’s good for you

Studies at Alnarp,
a branch of Sweden’s Agricultural University,
indicate that the actual physical contact with plants
can have positive, even healing effects. Luckily, there’s ginger.
Like a cake you can both have and eat,
you can break off pieces to savour (when it’s still in the soil!)
and leave the rest to keep sprouting goodness.

Gardening is (apparently) child’s play

Seeding tomatoes is another super easy way
to sprout new life. Also, it makes for an activity
so playfully colourful it screams for attention. Place slices in a pot of
soil and tend it. Spring is an ideal time to sow,
so round up the family for a planting session.

Spread the plant-growing joy

Pass on the power of planting to others
– make your own givaway plant pods!
All it takes is seeds, napkins and a few minutes of work.

The gourmet gardener’s best friend

Few things are easier to do – and taste better
– than home-grown cress. Sprinkle seeds on a napkin,
water lightly and wait. Within days, you can scissor-harvest by the mouthful.
A serving of peace of mind may be included.
We love to see our customers get creative with our products.
Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA
products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their
original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and
your right to return the products will be lost.


Made by

Interior designer: Elin Stierna
Photographer: Fredrik Sweger
Writer: Henrik Annemark