Fresh herbs and sprouts are healthy and provide you with necessary minerals and vitamins. With a smart indoor garden, growing them is easy, as you don't need a garden or balcony. The plants are grown in different devices, most of which are electrically operated. The house gardens are equipped with water or earth as well as halogen light or with LED. We'll explain the differences.
A smart indoor garden can be colloquially described as a herb corner within the home. With the help of technology, however, a flowerpot on the window sill can be turned into a small garden, the supply of which can be controlled automatically. Before you can buy a smart indoor garden, you should choose the device that suits your preferences from the various models. In all smart indoor gardens, the plants grow under artificial light, however the structure and care of the plants differ.
A cress box from the supermarket already counts as an indoor garden. A smart garden, on the other hand, automatically ensures the right watering and optimal light duration, so that your plants always have perfect growing conditions. In addition, the smart garden reminds you when you need to check the water level or add nutrients.
1. Active pump systems - The water contains the necessary nutrient substrate and is actively transported to the roots by a pump.
2. Deep water culture systems - The roots of the plants reach into the water and to the added nutrients.
3. Wicking systems - Wicking systems use substrate capsules containing nutrients as well as tap water.
Differences: Indoor herb gardens of the first and second category are rooted in the water, while with the wicking systems the plants are supplied with water through the soil.
Wicking systems that are very easy to use are suitable for beginners. You put the capsules in the device, fill in water, plug it into the mains and your smart garden indoor project begins to take shape. With the other two systems, you need more accessories.
Indoor gardens provide you with a larger selection of herbs than the supermarkets offer. Plus, these home-grown plants are guaranteed to be free from fertilisers and pesticides.