From seed to table, the Swedish furniture giant is redefining the way we think about food

In keeping with the company's mission toward promoting sustainable solutions, IKEA will introduce a new line of indoor gardening kits this April. Developed in collaboration with scientists from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the KRYDDA/VÄXER system includes everything you need to start growing produce on your kitchen countertop.

In order to enjoy a home-grown salad, you first need to place seeds onto absorbent foam plugs which keep moisture and prevent over-watering. Once the seedlings have sprouted, you can transfer them into their own pots, fill them up with highly-absorbent pumice stones and place them onto a bigger tray equipped with a solar lamp and a water-level sensor, making the kit completely fool-proof and soil-free.

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