The two put their heads together and came up with a groundbreaking vision: wouldn't it be better if they could move their plants to the outside of the balcony? And, wouldn't it be even better if they could move the pots down so they could create some privacy and get their view back?
The concept proved to be a bit more challenging than they originally thought. Kevin and Anne decided that the pots should hold about six times the weight of wet soil and a large tomato plant — which is over 78 pounds.
That's a lot of weight!
After several years in development, they created a prototype that was capable of holding over 97 pounds without breaking during testing.
Kevin and Anne debuted their idea with a Kickstarter campaign and website launch, which successfully raised the last bit of startup funding they needed. Those crucial early supporters made Porch Garden Pots possible, and are celebrated on our website here.
The final product turned out better than they ever could have imagined, with some very convenient features:
- The Porch Garden Pot is injection molded, which makes it incredibly safe and durable.
- The rim gap is large enough to create a sturdy handle, making it easy to carry.
- The front drainage hole means that water drips away from your balcony, meaning no water damage!
- You can put in anyway, like your porch, fence, and wall.
- The brackets can be secured with zip-ties, but can also take screws.
Get your pots in time for gardening season by becoming a Kickstarter supporter! Help us grow our dream, while you grow your garden. Thank you!
The goal was to get Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers their pots by May, but Covid-19 continues to find creative new ways to cause delays. We're now forecasting delivery in July. The pandemic has certainly thrown wrenches our way, but we're not going to let that stop us! The first 10,000 pots were manufactured and they look great. In fact, they're boxed up and waiting for shipment. If you've been following the international freight industry in the news, you know what a mess it is right now (prices are up 350% and delays of more than two weeks are normal). Nevertheless, we can't wait to get your reactions to the pots and see them put to good use!