Who Knew That Takeout Containers Made For Convenient Little Greenhouses?

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If your green thumb is itching for a garden that your cramped apartment can't facilitate, it turns out those takeout containers in your fridge can double as clever mini greenhouses. Or at least, these specially designed translucent plastic boxes that look like takeout containers, but still let sunshine in.

Created by Italian designers Francesca Bonfrate and Alessandra Bove, the Serravaso planters are part of Bubble Design's Green Kit, which lets you garden with limited real estate. With the lid closed the containers trap heat and humidity creating the perfect greenhouse-like environment for seeds to mature into plants. And once your crop gets big enough, you can open the lid giving them more room to grow, or transfer them to a larger container. The smallest version of the kit, which includes three containers, is priced at just under $40. But if you've got the room, the largest $70 set might even put a few vegetables on your table eventually. [Daily Review Shop via Design Milk]