Techno-future: How To Grow Vegetables And Berries In An Apartment

Techno-future: How To Grow Vegetables And Berries In An Apartment
Techno-future: How To Grow Vegetables And Berries In An Apartment

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You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy juicy fresh vegetables. They are not only good for health (especially in winter, during the period of vitamin deficiency), but also very tasty - even in combination with meat or fish, even without them. And all would be fine, if not for two unpleasant circumstances. First, finding truly fresh vegetables is not easy. And secondly, they are not cheap. But there is a non-trivial way out - you can grow them at home.

The Austrians from Ponix System entered Kickstarter with the project of the most convenient and friendly to the beginner gardener of the home farm. Their Herbert hydroponic plant incorporates unique LED technology that increases plant and vegetable yields up to 40 percent more than comparable ones. For example, a head of cabbage can be grown in as little as 4-5 weeks instead of 2-3 months as usual. If you try, then in a year you can collect 90 such heads of cabbage - one for every four days.

Photo: press materials Herbert
Photo: press materials Herbert

© press materials Herbert

Cabbage, of course, is not limited to. Together with the farm, you can order seeds of other vegetables, as well as herbs and salads, and even strawberries.

The creators themselves call their development a "vertical garden": plants grow only in water, they do not need any soil for this. Each pot contains a special sponge made from biological materials. It is in it that you put capsules with seeds. Then we just place the pot in Herbert and that's it. The main thing is to water on time.

Photo: press materials Herbert
Photo: press materials Herbert

© press materials Herbert

Up to 15 plants can be grown in one pot. The whole structure takes up very little space (you can hang it on the wall) and is easy to clean. It is reported that this is how food is grown by NASA astronauts during their missions to the ISS.

A dedicated app will also be available for Herbert, where you can track the growth of your plants and adjust your lighting settings.

The cost of one farm is € 369. The set includes Herbert himself and 30 pots. The device will be delivered to buyers in October this year. You can order it on Kickstarter.>

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