by Alanna Ketler
Imagine you could grow lettuce and herbs inside your house all year round? Well, you absolutely can, thanks to the new indoor hydroponic garden system from Ikea. This will allow anyone to easily grow fresh produce at home, without the use of soil and without any previous gardening experience.
How Does It Work?
“The challenge was to make growing plants in a hydroponic system simple, so that anyone could succeed…” – Helena Karlén, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
This is a pretty convenient little system! The design was developed in collaboration with agricultural scientists in Sweden. It is wonderful for those that live in apartments or don’t have a yard for a garden, but also for getting completely fresh produce even in the cold winter months.
When Can You Get It?
It may seem unusual for a furniture store like IKEA to be selling something like this, but the company has been notably forward-thinking over the past few years and has been following a trend towards sustainability. While the price is not set yet, IKEA plans to launch the hydroponic gardening kit in April. Look for KRYDDA/VÄXER series on IKEA shelves this spring!
While this isn’t the first indoor hydroponic system of its kind, it is certainly a more affordable option than most, and ideal for those who have little space to work with. To check out more indoor gardening devices, click here.