Grow Up to 30 Plants at Home with a Hydroponic Garden
If you like the idea of having fresh produce at home, then it isn’t necessary to have a large backyard or a green thumb to create results.
A company called iHarvest has created an automated indoor gardening system that lets you grow up to 30 plants all year through hydroponics.
That means you can grow herbs, vegetables, or fruits without giving the indoor garden a second thought.
It’s like having a grocery store that you can access at home whenever you need something to eat!
Plants Grow Up to 50% Faster in This System
When you use hydroponics correctly, then plants can grow up to 50% faster than they would in optimized soil.
That means the time that it takes to create edible foods is minimal. Even seasonal products can be ready to go within a couple of months.
There’s also the size of the indoor garden from iHarvest to consider.
It is slim and compact, making it a usable system in even tiny studio apartments.
You only need 2.5 square feet of space to accommodate this investment.
If you have concerns about power consumption for a new indoor garden, iHarvest has you covered there as well.
The unit comes equipped with full-spectrum LED lighting that barely causes a blip on your utility bill.
It comes with two bulbs that consume the same amount of energy as a standard 72-watt product.
How to Use the iHarvest Garden
Although the iHarvest garden retailed on Kickstarter for $599, the amount of food that you can grow with this system can eventually have the unit pay for itself.
Using the product is simple and straightforward.
Once you place the seeds in the mineral-rich media, you just add water to the system.
That’s all you need to do besides having the patience to see the plants grow.
Because the automated system remains indoors, you can have fresh produce available in every season.
You’re the one in control of the nutrient profile of the food, and that means you can avoid pesticides and chemicals.
It can even handle hanging vegetables like zucchini with the inclusion of a trellis system.
You can still order one on Kickstarter if you wish.
The entire project was funded in one hour, and over 400 backers have pledged over $225,000 to grow their own food at home.