Ikea’s hydroponic system is the ideal way for anyone who wants to cultivate their own food, but don’t have adequate garden space to do so. With this new indoor garden system, you can grow vegetables in your house, without having to worry about previous experience or good soil.
The system secures that your tiny indoor garden will have enough light and water to grow your plants. According to various reports, many vegetables in the markets today are grown with this method. Foam plugs allow seeds to sprout, and to subsequently protect them from overwatering, while keeping them moist.
When the germination of seeds is completed, all you need to do is to transfer the foam plug in a new pot, and fill the pot up with pumice stones, which can keep a lot of water. Then you can transfer each pot to a growing tray, which has a solar lamp. This can make sure that the plants have adequate nourishment all year round.
The system is so well designed, that you can keep it in rooms with no sublight whatsoever. The growing tray also has a water sensor, that can let you know whether the plants have the correct amount of water. Helena Karlén, from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, said, “The challenge was to make growing plants in a hydroponic system simple, so that anyone could succeed…”
Named in the KRYDDA/VÄXER series, the design created due to a collaboration with agricultural scientists in Sweden, targeting those who live in flats or without a garden, and those who seek fresh products in the cold winter months. Even though this is not the first indoor hydroponic system, it is more affordable than previous one, and it is perfect for those who have a very small place to offer.