Indoor Gardening Gadgets for Busy People
Gardening is a relaxing but time-consuming endeavor that takes a little bit of knowledge to get right. Thankfully, there are many gadgets available for those of us who are crunched for free time but still want to grow an amazing garden. You won't even need much space to use them. In case you don't have a suitable spot you can use a grow tent
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Naava Smart Green Wall
Naava Smart is a biological air filter that is billed as the smartest green wall in the world by its Finnish manufacturer. The indoor device utilizes artificial intelligence to adapt air-flow through your plants and to provide optimal growing conditions. One unit, which is nearly 7 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide, is needed for every 540 SqFt of air purification. And while there isn't a listed price for newer units yet, Naava's older model costs $4300 plus $94 a month for a subscription to their app, making it too pricey for most people.
Moma High Planter
Made of 100 percent recyclable materials in Palomar, Spain, this lighted pot is a work of art that combines the latest technology. Even though it won't make gardening easier, it will allow you to showcase flowers. The wired planter is also perfect to use as a mood light and can be controlled by a local remote or via your smartphone. You'll want to keep this high-end, LED vase full of fresh flowers, so make sure you find an online flower delivery service that you love. Just be prepared to shell out at least $700 for one pot.
Niwa One Hydroponic Planting System
The makers of Niwa One claim their fully automated hydroponic smart garden is the first of its kind in the world. It's a sleek and compact organic gardening system that feeds, waters and controls lighting for plants while allowing owners to interact with their garden on smartphones. The top model sells for $360, making it an affordable gardening option for people who want to grow organic fruit and vegetables in their homes.
Niwa was slated to ship a year ago and the company's future doesn't appear to be stable. The company, which raised more than $150,000 through a Kickstarter campaign, is currently taking pre-orders on its site and is looking for investors to help get its product to market. Still, it could be a great and affordable product if it ever makes it to consumers. Niwa is definitely worth keeping tabs on.
If you are into any of the following, then OsmoBot is for you: aquaculture, aquariums, hydroponics and/or aquaponics. A cloud-based system, OsmoBot uploads 15 unique readings to the cloud every 15 minutes and alerts gardeners if anything goes wrong with their plants. It's for advanced gardeners and the sensors cost as much as $900 for the full hydroponic set-up. Beta units ship this spring.