In one of our articles we have already talked about how easy it can be to create a small vegetable garden on your balcony, where you can grow all the main aromatic herbs with a minimum of green thumb.
But what about those who don’t have the slightest green thumb? Or simply do not have a balcony suitable for several pots? What if you even want to grow seedlings regardless of season and climate?
It may sound unbelievable, but there is a solution that, with a bit of technology, can remedy all these problems: the smart garden.
With the smart garden, we do not have to worry about how much space we have available. These are very small devices, little bigger than a traditional flower pot, which can easily be used indoors, even in a small city flat.
Don’t have a sunny area at home? No problem. In fact, one of the main strengths of the smart garden lies in its total autonomy in managing the light the plants need, thanks to special LED lamps that can automatically reproduce the day/night cycle.
Good news also for those who are always in doubt about the quantity and frequency of watering: the smart garden is equipped with a large water reservoir, and is specially designed to provide the plants with the water they need gradually and constantly.
Using a smart garden is really simple: the plants are supplied in special capsules containing the seeds of the chosen variety and the appropriate media. All you have to do is open the capsules, insert them into the appropriate holders (the number of which varies depending on the model) and… that’s it! All that remains is to wait a few days to see the first sprouts.
There are a large number of capsules available, ready to grow:
- aromatic plants such as parsley, basil and rosemary
- salads, such as lettuce and rocket
- small vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes and chillies
- flowers, such as violets of all colours and snapdragons
And as if the choice wasn’t already wide enough, there is also the experimental kit, which comes with capsules already prepared to accommodate seeds of our choice, expanding the possibilities infinitely!
Thanks to its simplicity and versatility, the smart garden lends itself to being the perfect gift idea for anyone. Adults will be able to have the most useful aromatic herbs on hand at all times in the kitchen, while children will be intrigued to see seedlings being born and growing before their eyes and then taking care of them. Or thanks to the flower capsules, you can create the most colourful and high-tech indoor garden!