The Nutraponics Garden Tower can host up to 100 plants. Though we have seen mainstream companies like LG get into the automated growing scene, most of the indoor gardening projects we've seen over the years have sought production funding on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The Nutraponics Garden Tower system is also taking the crowdfunding route.
The tower is being made available with three growing tiers that can accommodate up to 60 plants at the same time and measures 44 x 24 x 24 in (111.76 x 60.96 x 60.96 cm) or as a 70-inch-high (177.8 cm) five-tier unit for up to 100 plants.
This is an automated hydroponics system that pumps nutrient-enhanced water up through the inside of the tower and drips it onto the soil-free plant pods placed in the growing sites around the unit.
Where similar systems typically tie the user into purchasing proprietary plant pods, Nutraponics does not. "These systems do not use proprietary 'pods,' – which not only restrict the number of plants that can be grown but also add to the monthly cost of running these systems," company founder Tilden Copper told us. "Users can grow their own seedlings directly into the provided net pots and growing medium. Growing seedlings is easy, cheap, and convenient... and users can grow a wider variety of herbs, fruits, and veggies from scratch."
Read more at newatlas.com