The Kickstarter campaign for OGarden was started in 2016. The inventors collected money for an innovative idea that revolutionizes home growing of vegetables and fruit. The tiny self-watering indoor garden can grow 90 kinds of vegetables and fruit at once.
After a successful first campaign, a new round of crowdsourcing was launched this year for the more advanced OGarden Smart. The garden’s operation is very simple: after connecting the device to an electricity supply and planting the seeds, users simply watch the seeds sprout, and after just over a month, the vegetables and fruit are ready to harvest.
Pierre Nibart and Pierre-Etienne Bourget wish to use their innovative invention to have a positive effect on the planet, while also offering greater autonomy for people to maintain healthy lifestyles.
The new generation OGarden Smart builds on the success of the previous model: the self-watering function has been improved, so now the built-in tank only needs to be filled up once a week. The low consumption LEDs simulate sunlight and provide optimal conditions for the plants without placing an undue burden on the user’s electricity bill.
The top section of the OGarden Smart is effectively a rotating barrel that can hold 60 plants, while 30 more can be grown in the bottom cabinet.
The bottom cabinet of the device is for growing seedlings. It provides optimal temperature, light and humidity conditions, so seeds sprout in it in three weeks, after which they can be transplanted to the top section, where they get enough light to grow further. 30 to 40 days later the plants are ready to harvest.
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