This month IKEA announced a new indoor hydroponic garden called KRYDDA/VÄXER . The indoor garden allows you to grow food at home year round.
The system requires no soil and is designed with the average person in mind. Creator, Helena Karlén with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences said, “The challenge was to make growing plants in a hydroponic system simple, so that anyone could succeed …”
The kit comes with seeds, nutrients and the grow kit. All you need to do is add and maintain the water at the correct levels. You will start your seeds in one tray, then upgrade the seedlings to their permanent medium and plant them in the grow-box.
“From seed to plate. Indoor gardening is a beautiful way to bring a bit of the natural world inside. It’s easy, fun and full of flavor!”
With water, light and love your plants will take off, providing you with access to fresh greens and herbs year round!
I could not find the product for sale on their US site, but I did find it on the Great Britain site.
If you are in the US and looking for a simple hydroponic set up, you can check out this on Amazon:
To learn more about IKEA’s hydroponic design, check out their YouTube video about the product:
What is the nutritional value of plants that do not grow in soil? Is this an expensive novelty or a practical cost effective way to grow food?
They have nutrient packs that you add to the water!
I’ve had one of these Ikea set-ups for a couple of months now and I’m cautiously optimistic. It’s definitely an expensive way to grow herbs and salad greens, but particularly in Winter it’s an effective way to do so at home, especially if you live in a colder climate. I was surprised to be able to grow a good sized butterhead lettuce in around four weeks. I can pluck leaves off it as necessary and not even wash them. The nutrients in the hydroponic fluid mix is going to be much the same as dirt, but with far less risk… Read more »
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