Vertical farming, where plants are grown in stacked layers, enables a greater number of crops to be grown in the same space.

Yields can be increased further by optimising the amount of light and nutrients each plant receives.

The technique is now moving from commercial applications to consumer products, but what are they like to use and why do people want them?

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  • beltalowda

    People need more than lettuce to survive…show me someone growing oh, 10kg of potatoes, wheat, or rice indoors and I might be impressed!

  • Colin Campbell

    Funny hw ever so called idea that will help it is said the poor, costs silly amounts of money to buy! Most Hydroponics systems cost daft prices even on a small scale.. again toys for the rich.. not for the poor. And we always hear from these companies the price will come down? Yes by a tiny amount or they would not make back the tons of investment money they put into the product. Get a window box on your kitchen and do it the old way. or get off your lazy ass and go out in the garden and grow normal veg's.

  • hootsmin

    These systems are overpriced junk, you could make a similar setup with some shelves and a few strip lights for a fraction of the cost, course you wouldn't have WiFi and an app, but if you suck at growing so much that you need the computer to tell you what to do perhaps you should just go to the shop instead.

  • Vasileios Petropoulos

    Stupidity it is not the same… Not so nutritious check the food for instance in Greece and UK the tomates here are not. Smelling the same.

    BUT this kit and then buy some. Fertiliser and cancer

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