Ikea offers the perfect solution if you do not have your own garden to grow food. Ikea offers a closed hydroponic garden. By doing so, Ikea enables people to grow fresh produce at home. There will be no need for previous gardening experience, and no need for soil.
Adequate light and water are needed for the plants to grow. With good light and plenty of water, most vegetables can be grown.
The system contains absorbent foam plugs that allow the seed to sprout, and to be moist without too much irrigation. The foam needs to be transferred to a small pot and filled with pumice stones as soon as the seeds begin to germinate and thus retain plenty of water.
The seed can be moved to a container where it will grow, which should be equipped with a solar lamp.
For this system to work well and be efficient, it is best to keep it in a room where there is daylight or near a window. But it can also work in rooms where there is not enough light.
The system has a built-in water sensor that ensures that plants receive enough water, ie as much as they need
This system is the result of a collaboration between agricultural scientists from Sweden. The system is intended for use by people living in apartments or houses that do not have their own gardens. It is also intended for those who want to have fresh produce during the winter.
Professor from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – Helena Karlén says that they have been challenged to create a system that will grow plants in a hydroponic system and all plants will succeed.
The developer from IKEA, Ronnie Runesson said:
IKEA wanted to create a system that would make it easier for people to grow vegetables and herbs throughout the year. No matter where you live, cold, very hot or at a normal temperature, all people should be able to grow and succeed in growing their own garden.
The system contains everything you need to start growing your own garden. This system is perfect for those who do not have much space in the home. It occupies a very small part of your home.
And one of the most important advantages of this system is that it helps people live a greener life.