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Indoor garden & smart garden: what is it?

Indoor garden: what is it?

If you love gardening, you want to pursue this hobby all year round if possible. And that's actually not a problem, because even when the gardening season is over, you can also grow herbs, vegetables and lettuce indoors. "Indoor Garden" simply means that there is a garden inside the house or apartment.

For example, this can be done in the form of:

  • plant managers
  • Tischbeet
  • Plant boxes on the windowsill
  • plant lights
  • pots
  • plant shelves

The indoor garden has many advantages:

  • You know where your ingredients come from
  • The plants are not sprayed and are therefore of organic quality
  • Herbs, lettuce etc. make your home greener and more beautiful
  • You always have fresh ingredients ready
  • Gardening is fun and relaxed
  • You can decide for yourself whether you want to grow your plants in soil or as a hydroponic system. In hydroponics, the plant is rooted in a container filled with water

But there are also a few disadvantages to consider before you buy an indoor garden:

  • Pulling the seeds and repotting does not take care of itself: an indoor garden means at least occasional effort and care.
  • You have to take care of plants: regular watering is a must!

Smart indoor garden: gardener happiness without effort?

A trend has recently been emerging that promises more yield and less effort: The whole thing is called Smart Indoor Gardening. It describes the rearing of plants in plant breeding models that use additional technologies. Optimal growth conditions should be created, for example, by regulating the corresponding amount of light. In addition, a smart garden reminds the ambitious gardener when water and nutrients need to be refilled. It is therefore a "smart" automatic system that is supposed to simplify gardening.

With a Smart Indoor Garden the following can be done technologies are used:

  • LED lighting technology
  • Timer for the light
  • irrigation system
  • Reporting systems for nutrient and water shortages

A smart garden system should therefore score with the following advantages:

  • The plants get enough light, regardless of their location and the season
  • Harvesting is possible all year round: constant fresh supplies of herbs, vegetables, etc. should therefore be guaranteed
  • Indoor plants can be grown – even without a balcony or garden
  • Some systems are equipped with a holiday mode that sparingly supplies the plant with water and light even during a holiday
  • Well-equipped smart gardens use sensors to identify the growth phase of the plant
  • In some cases, the Smart Garden systems have an accompanying app that provides information about the growth phase and appropriate maintenance

However, there are also disadvantages here:

  • power consumption
  • In some cases, corresponding seed capsules must be purchased for the respective system
  • acquisition fees

So if you love technical sophistication, you can find a new way of gardening with the Smart Garden. If, on the other hand, some soil under his fingernails does not bother you, you will certainly have extensive yields even with a normal indoor garden – provided you treat your plantlets to water every now and then!

If you want to know more about plants and gardeners, you can find the instructions for regrowing and repotting plants here. Here we explain how you can multiply rosemary and plant cress. And here are the instructions for planting mint.

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