No Need for a Green Thumb

No Need for a Green Thumb

Imagine cooking with the freshest and cleanest herbs without having to visit Whole Foods. Herbs grown so locally that they’re pulled right from your indoor garden. The concept sounds wonderful, but also like a lot of dirty work, right? Well, with hydroponics, it doesn’t have to be. Hydroponic farming implies that plants are grown on a water bed, without any soil or dirt. The word derives from the Latin “hydro” - water - and “ponos” - work - defining exactly what these systems are designed to do. All nutrients that the plant needs are chemically supplied directly through the water, accelerating the growth process for most plants. 

While proven a highly efficient and effective method for growing plants, the complexity and required scientific skills presents a barrier for most households. The L.A. based startup Futurefarms is determined to change this by offering a simplified, single step hydroponic system that is both highly functional and beautifully designed. They call it the SpacePot. This futuristically designed planter uses the Kratky method, which requires no electricity, pumps, or constant maintenance to grow your plants. All you have to do is  fill the reservoir with water, plant a seed, add the supplied nutrients mix, and watch your plants flourish in a few weeks. 

The SpacePot is manufactured in California using high clarity acrylic and a food grade PET reservoir. Seeds are planted on a pod that sits on top of the reservoir known as the “growpod,” from where the roots extend to reach the water. The SpacePot ships with everything you need to grow a basil plant and enough nutrients mix to last you 8 months. If you are a kitchen aficionado or homecook, we suggest you buy more than one SpacePot and grow different types of herbs.

Hydroponic farming is used in some of the most avant-garde Michellin star restaurants around the world due to the purity of the end products. This extraterrestrial concept has been widely researched by NASA as an alternative to feeding future human colonies in outer space. Now, you can hydroponically farm your own plants, even if you have the tendency to kill everything you touch. Just remember set a reminder on your phone to check the water level once a week.


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