I met the inventor of the Mobilegro, Angela DiMaggio, earlier this year while I was speaking at the ANLA Clinic, where she was exhibiting her portable container garden and taking pre-orders from garden centers. While the images above show the 4-tier planter filled with ornamental plants, at the exhibit it was planted with edibles. There was a mix of dwarf cherry tomatoes, herbs and assorted vegetables.
The Mobilegro is made from powdercoated steel and the colors, trim and panel designs can be customized to match just about any outdoor and indoor décor. It sits on rollers that make the Mobilegro portable should you need to move it around your space.
Watch a 3D Rendering of the Mobilegro
Maybe the rendering will give you a better idea of the size of this planter that the pictures can’t. The footprint is about as big as two to three large, self-irrigation planters, or two homemade self-irrigation planters made from plastic storage bins. The 4-Tier planter has nearly 12 sq feet of planting space, and is deep enough for planting root crops like radishes, carrots, parsnips, beets, turnips, rutabagas, onions, peanuts, and celeriac among others.
Who the Mobilegro is Ideal For
Anyone who wants to container garden would benefit from something like this. But in particular, apartment dwellers, balconies, porches, terraces, high rises and condos would be a good location for something decorative and functional. Even school gardens that may only have a few square feet of pavement could easily set up a school garden.
The Mobilegro website doesn’t list what they’re selling for retail, but you can contact them and see if a garden center in your area is carrying it.