Countertop Growing Units Offer Promise Of Easy Indoor Gardening

4_fresh_squareAs interest in producing clean food at home continues to grow, a whole crop of indoor growing units are sprouting up to meet demand, such as this latest entry into the countertop growing scene, Fresh Square.

For those who don’t have yard space for a garden, or access to a community garden, or even those who do but would like to grow year-round, regardless of the weather, small indoor gardening units can be a great option. And with today’s low-power LED lights, along with the adoption of self-watering methods, these countertop units can be one solution for adding to a low-carbon and water-conserving locally-grown food supply.

Fresh Square is similar to other indoor growing units we’ve seen before, with energy efficient LED lights providing the sun-like illumination, and automatic controls for it, an adjustable lighting array, and a passive self-watering system for ease of maintenance. The units can be stacked on top of each other for a larger compact garden, and can go on the counter or sit as a standalone unit, with each unit being capable of growing up to 12 salad greens, herbs, or small veggie plants.

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Derek Markham

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