Self Watering Indoor Garden: How Do You Use A Smart Garden

Technological Gardening Device Used for Indoor Gardening
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For those keeping up with the latest gardening trends, a smart garden kit is probably in your vocabulary, but for those of us who like to garden the old-fashioned way (sweaty, dirty, and outdoors), what is a smart garden anyway?

What is a Smart Garden?

Pretty much what they sound like, an indoor smart garden kit is a technological gardening device that is controlled by a computer. They generally have an app that will help you manage the unit from your iOS or Android phone.

These small units are designed for indoor use, providing their own nutrients to the plants and managing their own lighting. More than likely, they are also a self-watering indoor garden too. So how do you use a smart garden, or does it just do it all?

How Do You Use a Smart Garden?

Smart garden indoor gardening systems are designed for ease of use indoors in small spaces, without messy soil. Seeds are located inside biodegradable, nutrient plant pods that just pop into the unit. The unit is then plugged in and connected to your Wi-Fi, and the water reservoir is filled.

Once you’ve done the above, there isn’t much left to do except fill the water reservoir once a month or whenever the lights flash or the app tells you to. Some smart indoor gardening systems are even self-watering indoor garden kits, leaving you with nothing to do except watch the plants grow.

Smart garden kits are all the rage with apartment dwellers, and for good reason. They are perfect for the person on the go who wants to have small batches of herbs for cooking and cocktails or fresh pesticide-free greens and indoor veggies. They’re even useful for anyone having little experience with growing plants.

Amy Grant

Amy Grant has been gardening for 30 years and writing for 15. A professional chef and caterer, Amy's area of expertise is culinary gardening.