Grow Your Own Salad With IKEA's Hydroponic Gardening Kits
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.