From Home Farming Boxes to Plug-In Planters

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 28, 2015
In commercial and home applications, hydroponic gardening has proven itself a valuable way to conserve space and water when growing plants. This ultra efficient system is ideal for gardeners of all levels, especially since it can be so low maintenance. Appealing to beginner green thumbs, products like Eliooo teach you how to assemble a hydroponic system from IKEA boxes, while NIWA comes as a pre-assembled system that connects to a smartphone for monitoring. For personal use, the best part is that you can actually grow plants like lettuce and tomatoes to eat at home.

Since hydroponics can be vertically arranged, this could mean that there will be a huge shift in the way traditional agriculture is approached in both small and large scale applications.