Smart gardens and automated growing are not a new concept. Just this time is the first hydroponic smart garden. It’s ideal for those lacking a green thumb, the smart device adjusts light and water according to the plants’ growing schedules.
Take a glimpse – Plantui, a Finland-based company focused on creating the future of urban gardening, has launched an Indiegogo campaign today to raise funds for its second generation Smart Garden™. It allows consumers to grow their own toxin-free herbs, salads and edible flowers without the use of soil.
The existing plant selection is divided into three categories: intense herbs, delicious salad greens and edible flowers. Consumers can grow up to six plants at one time- in six weeks, the seeds will bloom into full-grown plants. The second generation Smart Garden™ recognizes the growth period of each plant and automatically adjusts its light and watering schedule.
The second generation Smart Garden™ will be computer controlled, allowing consumers to design and control various growth schedules. Not only can consumers grow herbs, but they can also grow bigger plants like chillies, cucumbers and tomatoes. The device uses a marginal amount of electricity, making it the perfect solution for those looking to conserve energy or grow their own food sustainably.
The Smart Garden™ is consumer-friendly and easy to set up. After adding water, nutrients, and plant capsules to the tray, consumers simply have to plug in Smart Garden™. There are over 30 plant varieties to choose from including basil, bok choy, and thyme. Smart Garden™ is perfect for people with no gardening experience- each Plantui plant capsule box comes with selected nutrients to suit the plant’s needs.
And with an output of over 40 pounds (20kg) of tomatoes in 120 days, you could even make a little cash on the side, selling your homegrown goodies to neighbors.
Via hortidaily.com | Photos from Plantui.com