Short On Space? Here’s How to Grow Your Own Keyboard Garden!

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man typing on keyboard garden

Need some greenery in your office?

Many of those in the corporate world spend most of their time in an indoor office, so why not bring the outdoors in?! That’s why we’re thrilled about these keyboard gardens. They’re great for those of you who want to be reminded of your inner green thumb every time you physically use your green thumb!

The best part about a keyboard garden is that it’s inexpensive, you do it yourself, and it brightens up the office without taking up excess space. Make one for yourself, your work wife, your office bestie, or your boss to show your appreciation. Once all your coworkers see how awesome your keyboard garden looks, they’re all going to be lining up for you to grow one for them, too!

man with keyboard garden

I know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry — the soil and water do NOT affect the functionality of your keyboard. You’ll still be enjoying a high-speed and responsive keyboard. It’s just going to be as decorative as it is efficient in your daily workday, and every time you look down you won’t be able to do anything but smile. 😄

keyboard garden

So, how do I grow a keyboard garden?!

Unplug your keyboard from the computer. Simply remove the keys from your keyboard and open up the circuit. From there, add some layers of soil surrounding where the keys are. Feel free to add a protective layer underneath the soil or just apply it directly to the internal space.

The coolest part is you don’t even need to add seeds! In most standard keyboards, there is a hidden layer of seeds beneath the keys ready to sprout once the soil is added. I guess they don’t call it “Apple” for nothin’. 😉

The last step is to apply a quick mist of water, which I recommend using this ergonomically designed spray bottle for the evenest application. Then re-connect the keys onto your keyboard, and in a few days, you’ll have a stunning keyboard garden!

keyboard garden

I can’t wait to show off my garden!

This is especially perfect for a home office or for anyone who just doesn’t have the space for a full-on garden. Seriously, everyone who has seen mine has asked me to make one for them. I’m so backed up with all these orders, I may even begin my own keyboard garden farm or co-op. 🤷‍♀️ I hope these easy steps will help you grow your own!


Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.


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Comments 30

  1. Motomom

    You had me 🤣🤣

  2. Lana

    Sprouts for lunch!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      🤣

  3. Jennifer

    Lol uh ill pass

  4. courters2121

    Do we have to enter on every one or just the one time?

    • Kaitlyn (Hip Sidekick)

      One time!

  5. vanessa-7

    At least we don’t have to vacuum our keyboards anymore!

  6. Suzanne Bond

    Haha 😄 wish I would have seen this before too do too my son i could imagine his face

  7. jill

    HAHAHAHAHA! outside of Black Friday deals, this is my favorite HIP day of the year ! I’m getting no work done though…..

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! Happy you’re enjoying these, Jill! 🥰

  8. Polly

    Do we sign up each time or just once?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Just once! Good luck!

  9. Emma

    My teen would try this for sure.

  10. jamie111104

    Make one “for your work wife” HAHAHAHA!

  11. Heather

    So funny! Yummy!!

  12. Rosemary

    I’m so going to do this as a gag gift!

  13. Beth

    Working in IT, I can’t tell you the gross stuff in peoples keyboards. This would be an improvement.

  14. Pam

    This looked so cute and interesting. I was like, “Wowww my preteen will love this!” Lol . . . Good one!

  15. Dutchie

    Hmmmm now what should I grow here that I don’t already grown in my actual garden?

  16. MamaDavis

    Lol!!

  17. Marcia Fox

    Great idea!

  18. MB

    It would be a fun prank to buy an old keyboard, plant some grass see and swap out a coworker’s keyboard😂

  19. SoCalLemon

    Definitely seems like something Bill Gates would invent, right there with his “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge”. YouTube search for that interview with Ronnie Chieng…it’s hilarious.

  20. Becky Wilding

    You know, I have been searching for ways to expand my garden real estate. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! You bet! 😉

  21. J. Sweet.

    😂

  22. Ysenia Ramirez

    Funny! Would be cool though.

  23. MWL

    Must have one! LOLOL!

  24. Cindee Bailey

    well that’s one way to go green 🤣

  25. hrosana

    Lol

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