There has never been a better time to grow your own herbs and vegetables at home, but limited space is an issue, especially in urban areas. Rotofarm, the idea of an Australian startup, offers an indoor garden that looks like something out of a space series.
The system requires the use of customized “capsules” containing the seeds. A bit like those of Nespresso for coffee. But these are 100% biodegradable coconut fiber, no plastic.
The ease of use of Rotofarm pursues the goal of growing fresh produce everywhere, regardless of space or light limits. For this the system is fully automated and controlled by an app. All you have to do is insert the capsules into the machine, they contain an optimized dose of seeds. Simply add water and pour the nutrients into a small tank at the base of the Rotofarm.
The circular design makes efficient use of space and the entire grow area revolves around a central light for constant and controlled lighting. In addition to giving each plant a fair amount of light, the rotation creates a “zero gravity” system, which allows the plants to grow faster than those of a traditional flat bed.
Kill, how much light
The light can be bright enough and perhaps disturb a little (although in the kitchen during the night a light can be useful) However, Rotofarm can be darkened with an optional cover, which reduces light pollution in the home and increases the humidity inside the garden.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.