Ikea’s Hydroponic System Allows You To Grow Vegetables All Year Round Without A Garden…

Ikea’s Hydroponic System Allows You To Grow Vegetables All Year Round Without A Garden...


Ikea’s indoor garden system is the perfect option for those who wish to grow their own food all year round but don’t have the garden space to be able to do it.  Ikea’s indoor hydroponic garden allows anyone to grow fresh produce at home without the need for soil or any previous gardening experience.

The hydroponic system of the garden means that adequate light and water are everything that is needed to grow the plants successfully, meaning that there is no need for soil. Many of the vegetables that are widely available today are grown using this method.

The absorbent foam plugs that come with the Ikea system enable the seeds to sprout, and then proceed to keep the seeds moist without over-watering them. Following the germination of the seeds, all that needs to be done is to transfer the entire foam plug into its own separate small pot and fill it with pumice stones, which can retain a lot of water…



Ikea’s Hydroponic System Allows You To Grow Vegetables All Year Round Without A Garden...

The pots can then be transferred to a growing tray that is equipped with a solar lamp, which will provide the plants with enough nourishment to last all year round. The system is so efficient that it can even be successful in rooms without any sunlight, although they can be placed on a windowsill that gets a lot of sun if it is convenient.

The growing tray is additionally equipped with a built-in water sensor, which ensures that the plants are given the perfect amount of water. Helena Karlén, from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, said, “The challenge was to make growing plants in a hydroponic system simple, so that anyone could succeed…”

Named in the KRYDDA/VÄXER series, the design was born out of a collaboration with agricultural scientists in Sweden, with a target audience of those who live in apartments or don’t have a garden, as well as people who want completely fresh produce even during the cold winter months.

Whilst the system is not the first indoor hydroponic system, it is a more affordable option than most, and ideal for those with minimal space. It also fits with Ikea’s notably forward-thinking over the past few years, as they follow an eco-friendly trend towards sustainability (via TruthTheory).

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Savannah Jean

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What about nutrients like nitrogen? Plants need nutrients from the soil to grow

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    It looks like the compost leads into the hydroponic system to feed such things.

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    Lots of supermarket food is already hydroponically grown, you might not even know it. Nitrogen can be equally introduced hydroponically as with soil…

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That looks a little bit better than the wall system

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Why isn’t this sold in the US? C’mon, Ikea!

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    Because IKEA do not carry that product…

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    They do carry it, its not as elaborate as the system shown, but eventually they will probably have it. It is currently not available in the US, but is supposed to be this spring.

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    You are speculating quite much… IKEA one is not even close to as elaborate as this one… probably is not good enough.

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Faith Loewen did you see this?

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Eric Altomare

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Mathilda Åhlander

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Vores nye køkken Ajla Hadzic

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    Øøøøøh skal du så passe på grønsagerne.. jeg kan ikke passe blomster vi har herhjemme

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Michellene Kerr-Gordon

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Nice garden- for a mouse

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Kirsten Osborne

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Rob Hamilton this would be the fucking best thing ever!!! I wish!!!

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Michelle Eloise Dawson

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Looks like it’s mostly herbs and greens — or can you grow other veggies as well?

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    The IKEA one can handle only small herbs/greens, but the bigger one could handle other veggies as well…

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Laetitia Guindon omg!!

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Nick would have had this for sure!

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Can a hydroponic fruit have the same nutrient levels as soil-grown ones?

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    That’s what I wonder too.

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    Can have even better nutrients, if the soil is depleted (which it is often)

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    but you have to keep purchasing the nutrients to feed it, right? and they need to be made in a factory? :/

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    True. But so are soil nutrients as well. Unless you grow organic or biodynamic…

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    Great perspectives. Thank you so much! ? I feed my worms organic scraps and their juice keeps my garden happy. ? But I don’t know how nutritious is the organic food I feed them. I wonder if this whole process can up the nutrient levels or the cap is set by the soil of the organic foods that feed the worms…. Anyway, glad there are gradients of nutrient levels with these different methods, each best in different circumstances’ possibilities. ?

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Samule if we ever buy a house…

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Steve Hartwell IKEA sells them
Now!

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Thiya Commendatore want

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I like soil, thank you

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does not appear to be available in Canada — this is something I would be interested in — I grow year round in a large rack — but would like something more elegant and efficient

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Kimberly Hartling

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Ernst-Jan 🙂

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Liane Kießling

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It’s only available in the U.K. Hopefully soon on this side of the pond

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Lizzie Preister think one would fit in the house?! Lol

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The garden in the picture is a concept developed by Hyundai in 2010 and is still only a concept. IKEAs version looks like this: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/images/range-introduction/ikea-a-krydda-cultivation-unit__1364312152589-s31.jpg

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    haha omgosh pretty big difference there lol

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    Yup… =( Basically IKEAs is also a hydroponic system as it does use fibres as a growth medium instead of soil but that’s about it.

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Sorry Ecosnippets but this is purely clickbait… You talk about the IKEA products but only show pictures of this concept. It’s quite misleading… =(

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This is the most advanced kitchen garden i have found after extensive research http://www.urbancultivator.net/kitchen-cultivator/

They do have a commercial one as well:
http://www.urbancultivator.net/commercial-cultivator/

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Nice looking setup, but not available in USA

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Ebony Coates

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At least it gives people insetive

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    Yes! It makes people excited! And that makes about sad, because this produce doesn’t exist yet and this article is not true…

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Jessica Wickers

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Wish it would be offered in the U.S.

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The veggies will
taste like cardboard and it will be tossed in the garage with the bow flex .

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Belinda Aisbett maybe we should look for one of these.

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    THAT AIN’T HYDROPONIC! Just a self watering plant trey

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    The picture in the articule is missleading! Coz once you get to IKEA web page with their ‘HYDROPONIC SYSTEM’ for sale you can see that what they sell is nowhere near looking like the unit that is in the picture of that articule!

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I run a hydroponic company, what IKEA is advertising as HYDROPONIC got nothing to do with hydroponics… it’s just a self watering plant trey… LOL

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    The picture in the articule is missleading! Coz once you get to IKEA web page with their ‘HYDROPONIC SYSTEM’ for sale you can see that what they sell is nowhere near looking like the unit that is in the picture of that articule!

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this actually seems to be unavailable.

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This will be going into my dream kitchen! How cool is that!? ?? Lisa V. Taylor

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here you go Kim Iles Anne Gilbert and Lorraine Chambers

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my birthday is coming up #justsayin

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Sheena …. one day…

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Welcome to the future

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This has been around for a while. Are they available in Australia?

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William Jansen dit wil ik

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Aravinda Devaramane

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ataglance- i want 1. how do u compost?

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    You don’t no dirt only water gravel and nutrients… miracle grow

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Curious to know what the power use for these would be? Food plants need a lot of light to grow well. The article mentions a “solar lamp” – does this connect to a pv panel outside? How does it work?

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How about this for St. Mark’s! Charlie Whitecross

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    Prefer to use Aquaponics Paul Fletcher That way it is all natural and no additives to generate the nutrients. Aquatic life is great fun too 😉

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    Charlie Whitecross would it be possible to adapt to aquatic, or would it be simpler to start from scratch?

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    Paul Fletcher; yes, I could easily adapt the Ikea system and have a spare aquarium as it happens. Let’s talk 😉

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    With regards to this particular product, would you mind offering us some more of your insight and experience with your reference to ‘junk’? Many thanks in advance. 🙂

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    It is of inferior quality.
    The materials used are low grade.
    The prices are significantly higher.
    But the biggest factor is that the majority of products are manufactured in countries that utilize nearly slave labor.
    Enough for you.or should I list the multiple safety violations some suppliers have been punished for.

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Heather Collins

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Nope no dirt somethings missing.

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Niamh Darcy for real?!

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