Hummingbird recently released a smart garden called the Nectar that allows consumers to grow their own organic produce regardless of outdoor conditions. While many consumers are interested in growing their own food, issues such as a lack of outdoor space or a poor climate can make it nearly impossible to do so. This smart garden uses advanced climate control technology to allow consumers to grow their own food all year round.
The Nectar consists of a transparent box equipped with a host of sensors and microcontrollers that adjust the internal environment according to what each plant needs. Unlike an ordinary garden, there is no soil or water needed to keep the Nectar garden thriving. Instead, consumers can use an accompanying app to control variables such as the temperature, humidity, pH levels and lighting.
With the rise of the local food movement and the growing interest in DIY culture, this smart garden is the perfect option for amateur urban farmers.