US (FL): Tampa entrepreneur uses AI to grow vegetables, plants

Tampa native Garyn Angel has forged a reputation in the cannabis community with his product Magical Butter, an over-the-counter botanical extractor allowing people to make cannabis edibles at home, and now he is debuting his newest invention – a mobile grow house that manages a plant’s entire lifecycle.

Inside a distribution warehouse in Tampa that serves as Magical Butter’s HQ, several black fridge-sized boxes housing everything from jalapeño peppers to eggplants line the walls.

Unlike the typical mobile grow houses Angel describes as “cabinets with lights,” his 450 negative-pressure units feature hydroponics, controlled lights and a nutrient-dosing system powered by artificial intelligence.

“We solve hundreds of engineering problems to make this work. There’s never been a box this advanced or controlled for this environment,” Angel said. “This allows you to grow an entire garden – strawberries, lettuce, basil, tomatoes or cucumber all in the same box.”

The units can also grow cannabis and hemp. Cannabis cultivation remains illegal in Florida unless the grower has a state-issued license; however, some states have legalized the personal growing of cannabis.


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