LG’s first indoor gardening device helps beginners grow vegetables

LG wants to jump on the vegetarian bandwagon, and it’s venturing into uncharted territory to get there. The company will use CES 2020 to launch its very first indoor gardening device. The modular device you see on the left grows lettuce, arugula, basil and other plants by adapting to outdoor conditions with weather-sensitive, airflow-sensitive LED lighting and precise water control. All you have to do is plant all-in-one seed packets (with fertilizer and peat moss) and keep an eye on your crop through a mobile app. Even a “complete novice” could cultivate a garden with this device, if you believe LG.

The device has enough space for 24 seed packets. LG said it was enough to satisfy a family of four, although it didn’t say what criteria it used. It is likely to vary greatly depending on what you are growing and the role meat still plays in your diet.

LG hasn’t said when the indoor gardening equipment will be available or how much it will cost, although it’s clearly more ambitious than a typical countertop model. We expect it to be relatively expensive, especially considering it’s meant to match other LG kitchen appliances. This is for people who can’t have their own outdoor garden (like urban condo dwellers) or who intend to switch to a plant-rich diet without having to pull weeds or till the ground.

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