“It’s not easy being green.” Kermit may have been talking about the challenges of frog life, but keeping your indoor plants green and healthy definitely requires some special skills (or some clever contraptions to do it for you). For the Indoor Gardening Contest, show us your projects and hacks for all things indoor garden: herb gardens, air plants growing jewelry, bonsai, aquaponics systems, vertical gardens, interesting plant containers, or even entire greenhouses!
Prizes include an iPad Mini, an aquaponics kit, a plant sensor, and more. We’re looking for quality of presentation, clear and attractive images, and originality to Instructables. Good luck! We can’t wait to give your projects two green thumbs up.

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The Indoor Gardening Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive:
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 17, 2014 and Jan 12, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Indoor Gardening Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.