NASA-Inspired Indoor Garden Perfect for Kitchen Countertop
With limited space in small urban apartments, homeowners are not able to enjoy freshly grown vegetables and fruits at home. Therefore, Australian-based company Bace has come up with a brilliant indoor gardening solution in the form of the Rotofarm that uses technology inspired by NASA to grow plants.
This indoor garden uses hydroponics, as well as an innovative lighting system to enable plants to grow even without soil. Without soil, the plant growing process becomes simpler and easier. Moreover, it significantly decreases the need for water supply for plant growth.
But don’t be worried about the yield without soil, as there won’t be any reduction in the yield. While this specialized system does need custom Bace Seed Pods, they are created for optimizing the growth of plants while offering sustainable options to homeowners – as the pods are made of 100-percent biodegradable coconut fiber instead of fiber.
Besides eliminating the need for soil and opting for compact indoor garden design, Rotofarm is very easy to use. This device aims to let you grow fresh produce in your home, despite any light or space limitations. This system is also completely automated and designed to be controlled using a mobile app.
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All you need to do is just put the seeds into the machine, mix water with nutrient base, and pour the mixture into the reservoir at the device’s base. Its circular design helps to make efficient use of the available space. Plus, the entire growing area can rotate around the central light for controlled and consistent lighting.
The rotation makes a zero-gravity system to help each plant get an equal share of light and to make them grow faster compared to conventionally grown plants. You may even control the light or make it dim with optional Eclipse cover that helps in reducing the light pollution in your house while increasing humidity within the garden.
Although it is still in the prototype stage, Rotofarm was quickly funded in 8 minutes on Indiegogo. This shows the high demand for indoor gardens in city dwellings. You can even pre-order Rotofarm from Indiegogo.