Friday, February 20, 2015

The Urban Cultivator

When  the kids were young I spent hours in my vegetable garden after work and on the weekends, planting , harvesting then canning.  It would have been great to have a unit like the Urban Cultivator inside to handle the herbs and lettuces all year round.  Instead of buying a whole bunch of kale and throwing out half of it, with this unit you can just take out exactly the amount needed. Very nice.

The Urban Cultivator is an indoor garden appliance that can grow herbs, an assortment  of vegetables, and microgreens.  You have two styles to choose from: a stand alone unit or a built-in unit that fits in the same size area that a dishwasher would fit into.  The unit is plumbed into the water line in much the same way as the dishwasher is, so you don't need to worry about watering the plants.  It fits rather seamlessly into a kitchen design and you have a choice of glass color - clear, half or dark tone and frost. 

Four bins come with the residential unit.  After planting your seeds you then select the correct program.  Lighting and watering is automatic after that.  You will still need to know what plants require more water than others, so you can properly pair the plants up, much like you would in an outdoor garden.

For anyone with a business or a chef/cook that just needs more than the residential unit,  there is a much larger commercial unit.

Stand Alone Unit with butcher block top.

 Happy Gardening.

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic idea & more practical than the wonderful green walls I've written about in the past (