With people who are, more and more, living in apartments, there is a lack of space outside the houses for gardening. Indoor gardening is then gaining momentum and growing.
The Swedish multinational IKEA sells solar panels in the UK. Henceforth, it will also market plants kits to grow hydroponically in vertical gardens inside. Most of the vegetables we eat nowadays are grown hydroponically, and now you can do it too. “The challenge was to make growing plants in a hydroponic system simple, so that anyone could succeed …” said Helena Karlén from Swedish University of agricultural sciences.
Encouraged by the hydroponic culture, which requires no land, only water, light, mineral solutions, and presumably gravel or sand Ikea has dubbed this project as Krydda / Växer. In order to popularize domestic vegetable growing, the products will be sold at an affordable price.
These objects are composed of small absorbent rock wool slabs which allow the germination of the seeds, keeping it moist until the plants are big enough. They are subsequently transferred into pots containing various pumice stones, and a light tank for them to grow day and night.
The kits are of many shapes and sizes. They, therefore, adapt to different types of interiors. To cultivate salads at home, the kit costs between 30 to 152 Euros.