A Smart Plug n’ Grow Home Indoor Farm
March 30, 2017 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
With the debut of the plantCube, the company offers a complete vertical farming ecosystem for growing a wide range of leafy greens, microgreens, and even strawberries without soil and with little effort.
By eliminating the transportation normally associated with industrial food production, Agrilution aims to help lower your carbon footprint –a typical carrot travels a thousand miles from farm to market. And as you only harvest what you eat, they hope their product will also play a part in reducing food waste.
Plug n’ Grow
Designed like a sleek home appliance, the plantCube offers a number of benefits beyond its good looks. It’s “plug n’ grow” design makes it super easy for those with brown thumbs to cultivate sustainably grown fresh and healthy food. Just picked greens are fresh and flavorful, healthier and more nutritious than store-bought veggies that may be several days old. And as with other hydroponic systems, soil-free means pesticide-free and you know it because you grew it.
Smart Controls Do the Heavy Lifting
The plantCube’s pretty and also pretty smart. Its smart phone controlled system makes growing practically effortless. You can garden remotely from your phone to maintain the precise required temperature and also keep plants automatically irrigated, while the LEDs provide the ideal lighting conditions plants need to thrive. As plantCube’s climate controlled, you can grow greens 24/7, 365 days a year no matter what the weather is on your patio or balcony.
The plantCube is undergoing testing and is due for release in September 2017. If you want one, you can register as an Early Adopter and be one of the first 100 to receive one.