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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The Smart Garden 9 is a meticulously designed, self-growing garden that revolutionizes how fresh food is grown.
From crisp kale and spicy chilli to sweet strawberry and calming mint, this self-growing garden helps all plants thrive, automatically making sure they have the right amounts of water, light, oxygen, and nutrients. With healthy foods grown right on your windowsill, you can enjoy a higher quality of life 24/7.
Most people don’t have a backyard or the time to garden. But does this mean they should have to forgo quality for the spray-covered, “fresh” food supermarkets offer? We don't think so (and neither, we’re betting, do you!)
Our system is the easiest indoor gardening solution on the market, and it involves far less noise than the hydroponic systems. All you have to do is fill the water tank, plug the garden in and boom! - the Smart Garden 9 takes it from there.
With more than 7 years of R&D under our belts, we've spent a long time developing the backbone of our gardens: TheSmart Soil. This 100% safe, nanotech material supplies plant roots with the right amount of oxygen, water and nutrients at all times. It's no regular soil, but a material that breathes with the plant and evenly disperses air and water mixture based on the plant's needs. Made of natural materials, the Smart Soil is biodegradable.
Our Smart Gardens are neither hydroponic nor aeroponic, but use a completely unique technology that grows food without using pesticides, herbicides or any other harmful substances.
“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum … [we can] provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.” -Michael Pollan
This quote by the renowned journalist Michael Pollan hints at why so many things are wrong with today’s food industry. Increasing urbanization has distanced us from nature and the knowledge of how to grow food sustainably. We at Click & Grow want to change this.
With our Smart Gardens, you can easily get back to growing your own food and stop buying into the waste (of energy, resources, harvests, and more) that defines corporate farming.
The Smart Garden 9 is small enough to perfectly fit any apartment, yet big enough to transform the way you eat.
Grow anything from tomatoes and parsley to trees and flowers with your Smart Garden 9. Mix and match the wide variety of plants we offer to find the combination that’s right for you.
Click & Grow is the only technology that reduces the moisture level in the root zone in a very controlled manner, and thereby uses water stress to increase bioactive compounds (antioxidants) in plants. By doing this, we've been able to raise the percentage of antioxidants in some of our plants by almost 600% that of store-bought alternatives. Keep in mind - this is done without using any chemicals or fertilisers! Our system is completely safe and clean.
The antioxidants found in our plants, such as vitamin C, vitamin A and rosmarinic acid, are widely used in dietary supplements and have been shown to help prevent cancer, coronary heart disease, and even altitude sickness. Basically, the more antioxidants of different natural sources you consume, the better your health.
Our technology is not only more sustainable than the current food production practices, but it also grows plants faster and helps them attain superior antioxidant levels. Instead of using the messy pumps, mixers, filters, nutrient applicators, etc. of other indoor gardening systems, we use simple materials and nanotechnology to help you get better results effortlessly.
Drawing upon material and plant science, our technology optimizes plant's growth cycles by carefully monitoring the factors that affect their growth on a micro level. This means we can keep pH, aeration, moisture, and nutrition right where the plants need them to be without relying on the expensive mechanical control systems of hydroponics.
THE SOIL. We've worked long and hard to create our Smart Soil, and thanks to this unique, patented nanomaterial, our Smart Gardens don’t need expensive sensors, pumps and filtering systems.
THE WATERING. Our advanced watering system uses safe sensors to continually distribute the perfect amount of water to each plant. This keeps your seedlings happy and healthy at all times. All you need to do is fill your Smart Garden’s water tank once every two months.
THE LIGHTING. The lights used in the Smart Garden 9 reduce light pollution through the use of highly transparent optics. The garden’s lamp mimics nature’s most efficient photosynthesis peaks and maintains a healthy and natural environment for the plants.
Better yet, the Smart Garden 9 features new OSRAM LEDs that offer maximal efficiency and the perfect spectra for photosynthesis. This means faster growth, a bigger yield, and less waste.
Are Smart Gardens connected to the internet or cloud?
There's a specific reason we didn't make this a connected product. Do you really need a 500$ garden kit with an app that allows you to turn the lights on and off? We didn't think so. We don't want to offer you a fun gadget, but a garden that will grow you fresh food. And this is exactly what the Smart Garden 9 is. The lights will be on, plants watered and nutritious even when the AI's finally take over the internet.
After successfully launching our second generation product on Kickstarter three years ago, we’re thrilled to present this new creation to the community that first helped us take off.
Today, more than 350 000 people have Click & Grow gardens, and in 2015 we asked these folks what they’d like to see from us next. More than 80% of respondents said they wanted to be able to grow more food, and more than 60% said nine plants would be the ideal size. Since we had so much support and love from the Kickstarter community when launching our previous product - the Smart Herb Garden -, we wanted to give you the first opportunity to get the Smart Garden 9!
Measurements: 23in x 5.5in x 11in / 59cm x 14cm x 28cm
Weight: 5,3 lb / 2,4kg
Growing capacities: 9 plants
Warranty: 1 year
Watering tank: 1,45 gallons/ 5,5 liters
10 LEDs; 10 000 lux
Over 35 different pre-seeded plant capsules with fruits, herbs, salads and flowers + plant your own seeds in the experimental seedless capsules
Subscriptions available (get up to 30% off retail price)
Fruits: Mini Tomato, Wild Strawberry, Chili Pepper, Sweet Paprika, Chillies, Physalis
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Risks and challenges
Our core technology is solid and we've done this before, so we should be able to deliver all rewards promptly.
That said, production delays are possible (although unlikely). Manufacturing a product is complex and involves many co-dependent counterparts, parts and tools. If one thing doesn't go as planned, it may lead to delays. We don’t anticipate anything like this happening, but if it does, we promise to keep you in the loop!