This efficient indoor garden promises an easy and sustainable way to grow plants through hydroponics, as the GroBox controls both watering schedules and air flow to grow plants at ideal conditions. This means faster growth while using two-thirds less water than traditional farming and gardening methods. The GroBox is self-watering, and its LED grow lights self-adjust to ensure that your crops are kept at peak performance. You just have to change the water in the garden a few times a month, so you will neither run the risk of overwatering or under-watering your plants.
GroBox also claims to have created a fertilizer solution that provides plants with precisely the nutrients they require, plus clay pellets that do away with messy soil and help distribute water evenly. Ultimately, this means that your responsibility is relatively minimal — indoor gardeners need only add filtered water to the garden’s fill line, then add the fertilizer. Finally, adjust the GroBox’s growing settings based on your selected plants, and then just sit back, relax, and rest assured that this is one garden you’d be hard-pressed to mess up.
“We want to help change how people think about their food — where it comes from and what’s going into it,” the GroBox team noted. “Our mission is to become a part of the sustainable gardening movement and make it easier for people to grow their own plants, on their own time, anywhere, during any season.”
With nearly a month and a half left in its campaign, the GroBox has already blown past its original $10,000 funding goal, having raised nearly $76,000 at the time of this writing. But be warned — your indoor garden won’t come cheap. The full GroBox set, which comes with the GroBox Hood (including the LED lighting and fan systems) as well as the GroBox Base, greenhouse, grow tray, and various filters and sensors, will set you back $999. Sure, it’s 23 percent off retail, but it’s still quite the investment. You can get the GroBase itself for just $299, though this doesn’t include the hood or greenhouse, which really make the system.
Update: The GroBox One can be pre-ordered for $999.
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