What are the benefits of hydroponics?
Hydroponics generally refers to food that is grown in water and without soil, often featuring LED grow lights and hydroponic nutrients. Hydroponics grows food using 90% less water and 60% less space - often achieving better yields in the process. It provides the perfect environment for growing - better root aeration, consistent water supply, a powerful light supply and so on - all resulting in optimal plant growth.
So what does it grow in?
The Indoor Smart Garden grows plants in smart soil instead of dirt. Smart Soil absorbs 3x its own weight in water, which it uniformly distributes throughout itself - allowing your plant to have consistent access to water, oxygen, and nutrients. The outcome of this is a mess-free solution that allows your kitchen to stay clean while your plants grow!
Why you will love it!
Your indoor smart garden isn't a heavy guzzler, it's super water-efficient, only needing to be refilled every three weeks on average! And don't worry about forgetting to water it, your smart garden has a water level indicator that will beep for you when it's thirsty - meaning you won't find any limp plants that haven't been watered.
You can grow a wide variety of herbs and leafy greens with this smart garden, meaning you can ditch the limp leaves and plastic bags that you would otherwise buy from a supermarket (only to watch wilt in your fridge).
The indoor smart garden utilises high-performance full spectrum 8 Watt LED grow lights with an automatic timer, and reading light. It comes with a power adapter for Australian outlets, and water level indicator that beeps and flashes when you need to re-water your plants.
Dimensions: Height = 38cm, Length = 26cm, Width = 10cm (roughly the size of a toaster!) .
Monthly energy cost* ~ $0.97
* Assumes 16 hours per day, with average Australian Electricity prices of $0.25/kWh.
Seeds: You can grow most small plants, but starting out we recommend trying Coriander, Basil, Parsley, Lovage, Spinach or Thyme.
Nutrients: You need to add 2 grams of nutrients (or one teaspoon) every time you refill once the plants germinate, usually once a month in the beginning, up to an average of once every 2 weeks (depending on the type of plant/temperature). You can buy nutrients here.
Note: This product does not come with grown plants as seen in the picture above. All you need to get started are seeds and nutrients of your choice!