Although many people love the idea of growing their own vegetables at home, there’s a bit of a problem with it – space. Vegetables (and all plant life) need a lot of space to grow. Not all of us have a garden to grow our own food, but thanks to Swedish giant IKEA, that problem will soon be forgotten.
IKEA’s new indoor hydroponic garden is everything you need to grow your own veggies and eat healthier. It’s literally a sized-down garden which once again shows that plants need water and adequate sunlight only to grow. There’s no veggie the new system can’t grow – from cabbages to tomatoes, you now have the chance to grow fresh produce right from your kitchen.
The system consists of absorbent foam plugs that keep the sprouts moist enough to develop. Once the seeds germinate, you simply transfer the foam into a small pot (provided with the set), fill it with pumice stones (also provided) and voila! You’ll have a fresh veggie in just a short time.
IKEA thought of everything with this set. There’s a growing tray equipped with a solar lamp where you transfer all pots and it does all the work for you. The hydroponic system isn’t for sunlit rooms only – it works in dark areas as well. Of course, the company suggests using your windowsill since natural sunlight works best. If you’re afraid of over or underwatering your plants, don’t worry. The system’s sensor distributes water to all plants equally and the right amount as well.
Called the KRYDDA/WAXER series, it was developed with the help of agricultural experts to deliver customers their own indoor garden. Everything is automated so you won’t be doing a lot of work. This is great news for everyone since our schedules are getting more and more crowded.
Ronnie Runesson, one of the lead developers on the project, says that the gardening kit is revolutionary from several angles. It allows everyone to grow their own fresh produce at all times, regardless of the time of the year. This means that no matter where you live, you’ll be getting supplies of fresh produce all year round.
The WAXER kit is the cheapest of the bunch and features the foam plugs, pumice stones, and everything else you need to grow fresh produce. The other versions are more expensive and include even more pieces that can make gardening indoors a breeze. Of course, it follows IKEA’s eco-friendly trend and is made of recyclable materials.
If you’ve been disappointed not to be able to grow plants or veggies in your home, now you can do it easily. Thanks, IKEA!