Hydroponics generally refers to food that is grown in water and without soil, often featuring LED grow lights and hydroponic nutrients. The Hydroponic nutrients contain the optimal quantities of all of the minerals which are generally contained in soil such as those nutrients that plants consume in large quantities like nitrogen, potassium and phosphate, as well as those required in smaller quantities such as boron, magnesium and calcium.
The LED grow lights replicate the wavelengths of light that plants need to grow - which are primarily the red and blue spectrums. The result? 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.
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 solutionthat allows your kitchen to stay clean while your plants grow!
Height = 38cm
Length = 26cm
Width = 10cm
(roughly the size of a toaster!)
Monthly energy cost* ~ £0.74
*Assumes 16 hours per day, with average UK Electricity prices of £0.19/kWh.
This product does not come with grown plants as seen in the product pictures.
You can grow most small plants in this unit. We recommend herbs and leafy greens such as basil, coriander, parsley, or dill to begin with. We also recommend trying Lettuce, Lovage, Spinach or Thyme.
You need to add nutrients 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). Our suggested concentration ratios are: