What if you could harvest fresh vegetables based on your need without having to go out of the house? If you like the sound of that, then you will absolutely love iHarvets by IGWorks! It is a vertical hydroponic garden that will be featured in your living space and is capable of growing 30 vegetables and fruits simultaneously.
As of right now, iHarvest is raising funds on Kickstarter. The iHarvest requires the user to give up a bit more than the 2.5 square feet of floor space so that it can provide year-round fresh fruit and vegetables. This includes beans, watermelon, strawberries, peppers, and cucumbers, and more!
Dave Stevens of IGWorks that is based in California said, ‘All the existing systems were either too small to grow real food or too ugly to enjoy with your family and friends. We knew that the answer lied in hydroponics; however, the existing systems were either unattractive, cumbersome, costly or challenging to use. I wanted an attractive, indoor garden that could easily fit into the smallest apartment, while also providing enough produce to help feed a family year-round.’
IGWorks is hopeful that the kitchen gardeners will be able to harvest the crops about 50% quicker as opposed to conventional outdoor growing techniques while utilizing 20 times less water. Furthermore, you don’t even need to worry about using pesticides or herbicides as well. iHarvest users will simply place the non-GMO seeds into the growing medium before they load the pods into the vertical garden that is self-contained. All that is left to do is to add water and then wait until the time is right for harvesting.
iHarvest features a trellis support system for growing hangers such as cucumber and squash. The unit is low maintenance and only requires 70 W of power. The operation is completely automated while the users do have control over the sunrise and sunset cycles that happen because of the full spectrum LED lights. The gadget has already surpassed its goal on Kickstarter with a month still remaining. The pledges begin at $499, and the retail price is slated to be $850.