Plenty of kitchen designs are featured in real estate sites. One thing that they have in common is their spacious setting. Some homeowners try to occupy the space with kitchen equipment such as cooking appliances and furniture. However, for those with a love for nature, a herb pot or two can occupy the place. For instance, a family that is conscious about their health will have an indoor herb garden to serve as a source of fresh herb supply. Others will have such a garden in place as decor for the kitchen. Whether you are the first or the latter, both have a common interest – growing herbs in pots.
Automated indoor herb gardening
Gone are the times when you had to be around your house during the growing of your herbs. You either had to check the light rays or water supply to ensure optimum levels for your germinating plants. However, with advancement in technology, indoor gardening is being transformed daily. Automated gardens are being developed that control light, water and temperature changes on their own. An example is the iPot (Intelligent Pot).
Summary of iPot
An iPot is a modified type of plant pot that has every mechanization or manual operation automated. Though the size is fixed, you can customize your own size after letting the manufacturer know of your specification.
You get to enjoy the following benefits by using an iPot as your preferred kitchen herb garden:
- Little or no human interaction during the plant’s growth
- Automated growth operations
- Longer period of water retention for about 30 days
- A modern design that blends with any interior design
- Grow your organic herbs with ease
While there are tons of benefits, listed above are the outstanding ones.
Why automate your kitchen herb garden?
A misconception is that growing herbs is an easy walk in the park. Actually, many homeowners believe that a herb will grow with the least care or attention. If you think likewise then you are wrong. That may be the reason your herbs do not yield the expected amount.
Accuracy in herb attendance
Automating is therefore not neglect to care for your plants but having a system designed to conduct the necessary operations on your behalf. Being an automated system, there is a timed period for administering water, controlling temperature in the kitchen while having light exposure in check. Due to today’s busy schedules, gardeners are prone to arriving home late leading to poor attendance to their indoor herb garden.
How is an automated indoor herb garden unique?
Such gardens are more advanced than their older counterparts. In a bid to filter the best unique features, listed below are three unique qualities:
- Fertilizer administration
Did you know that humans never put the right amount of fertilizers recommended by a professional herb gardener? This is due to the measurement imprecision that are common while measuring the portions. Being a kitchen garden, you are likely to consume herbs that have excess amount of chemical fertilizer due to poor measurement. To avoid this, an automated garden will put the correct amount of fertilizer while repeating the process after a set period of time.
Water is essential for any plant. If you have a kitchen garden, you may water your herbs with dirty equipment or fail to check the standards of your water source. Such behavior leads to poor growth. To have your herbs strong and green, automate the watering from a clean source while timing the watering intervals.
- Best for both small and big-leaved herbs
Your kitchen needs a supply of not only big but also small-leaved herbs. Old gardens only allowed proper growing of herbs with small leaves due to issues such as overhead watering. With such issues being catered for by the automated system, you are at freewill to plant herbs with leaves of any size.
In a nutshell, growing herbs in pots is not an outdated act but a gardening method that is proof to never age. Technological advancement in both agriculture and construction has allowed a well-balanced housing system that supports both human and plant life. Try this new technology and start growing herbs in your kitchen the automated way!!