Ikea Brings Mini-Hydroponic Systems to the Home Kitchen

Andrzej Czarniecki – Sustainable Plant Systems: Horticulture & Crop Production major

Have you always been interested in growing your own fresh vegetables and herbs right in your kitchen? Well now it will be possible with Ikea’s new home mini hydroponic system.

With these home systems you will be able to grow large plants in a smaller confined area, due to the amount of oxygen the root system receives. The water and nutrients are directly brought to the root system of the plant. With hydroponics, you are capable of growing much larger plants compared to that of a soil grown plant.

KRYDDA/VÄXER series was developed with the help of the Swedish University of Agriculture.  The system comes with: seeds, lightning, nutrients and a germination chamber for your seedlings. Unfortunately this product is only available in the U.K., but hopefully we will be seeing this product coming to the U.S. soon.

Here is a great video showing how the easy the system is to set up and start growing right in your house!

This blog post was an assignment for Societal Issues: Pesticides, Alternatives and the Environment (PLNTPTH 4597). The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the class, Department of Plant Pathology or the instructor.

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