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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 11 2019
Last updated September 11, 2019

Herbitat: Home farming has never been easier (Canceled)

Beautiful hydroponic indoor garden with smart features to help you grow healthy vegetables, fruits and herbs all year round

Herbitat: Home farming has never been easier (Canceled)

Beautiful hydroponic indoor garden with smart features to help you grow healthy vegetables, fruits and herbs all year round

$11,352
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
29
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 11 2019
Last updated September 11, 2019

About

Meet Herbitat

Did you know vegetables lose up to half their nutrients by the time they're shipped to the store? For example, Spinach loses about 90% of its Vitamin C content within 24 hours of harvesting. By the time you buy them, store produce is often more than a week old.

Home grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs are not only chemical free and tasty, they are also undamaged by transport, clean and retain almost all of their nutrients thanks to their freshness.

We set out with one goal in mind - making home farming incredibly easy and accessible to everyone. The result?

Say hello to Herbitat, the most intelligent and easy to use home farming system yet. Grow all kinds of vegetables, fruits and herbs effortlessly. Herbitat is designed to maximize plant growth, while also being easy to plant, maintain and harvest. Start your very own indoor garden today and begin eating cleaner, fresher and healthier.

  • Soilless NFT grow system. Zero mess
  • Full-spectrum LED grow lights (4 rows, individually-controllable)
  • Smart growth controller. Automates growth
  • Integrated nutrient, water, and temperature sensors
  • Automatic notifications when action is needed
  • Set light schedules and recipes. Grow a variety of plants
  • Detachable grow pods for easy maintenance
  • WiFi enabled with app control
  • Low power consumption

No soil, no pests, no hassle.

Upgrade your culinary experience

Nothing is more rewarding than picking out fresh produce that you've grown yourself for cooking. Fresh, hand-picked herbs also work great as a garnish for that extra touch of class.

It's healthy, fresh produce at your fingertips.

Elegantly designed for beautiful kitchens

Beautifully crafted for modern interiors, Herbitat features a clean, minimalistic design that creates a beautiful backdrop for plants to stand out.

The organic blend of colors, earthy scent of fresh herbs, and calming sounds of cascading water combine to create a beautiful, nature-inspired art piece.

Click play to listen to the zen sounds of falling water.


Unleash the power of hydroponics

First and foremost, Herbitat is engineered to grow. The Herbitat grow system utilizes nutrient film technique (NFT) technology to ensure an abundant supply of water, oxygen and nutrients to the plant roots - resulting in faster growth and healthier plants. 

The Herbitat grow system accelerates plant growth, which means that time to harvest is reduced by about 20-30% vs planting in a traditional garden. 

Soilless NFT grow system creates a healthy environment for plants to thrive in
Soilless NFT grow system creates a healthy environment for plants to thrive in

The supplemental full-spectrum LED grow lights provide high photon flux and an optimum combination of wavelengths (mainly 450nm and 660nm) to further boost growth. You can also set different day lengths and intensities for each row through the Herbitat app. 

Gotta grow fast
Gotta grow fast

You'll love the hassle-free growing

At the core of every Herbitat is a smart controller that optimizes growing conditions, regulates light intensity/schedules, and collects sensor data. Simply put, it does most of the thinking for you so that your plants grow, hassle-free.

If you have a green thumb or are more of a hands-on kind of person, fret not! You can also create and save your own light recipes manually. All sensor data is also available to you on the mobile app to help you further improve your setup.

Big on features, big on value.

Experience hassle-free growing thanks to the smart controller and integrated sensors

It's so easy to grow 

Herbitat was designed to be as hassle-free as possible in all aspects:

Grow - Just plant, set, harvest. It's that easy. Herbitat takes care of the rest. The Herbitat app lets you monitor whats going on with your plants. It will also alert you when its time to add water/nutrients, or if its time to harvest.

Maintain - The modular grow pods are designed to be detachable for easy planting, cleaning, and harvesting.

All grow pods are removable for easy planting, cleaning and harvesting
All grow pods are removable for easy planting, cleaning and harvesting

Grow all kinds of produce

All kinds of produce can be grown in Herbitat, as long as it fits. Herbitat is excellent for growing small to medium sized leafy greens, herbs and plants with smaller fruit. Plants with larger fruits and/or creeping vines such as tomatoes and cucumbers may not grow so well as they need more space to develop fully.

You can also transplant root-stock or live plants into Herbitat to cut down on growing time. Plants like herbs (eg. basil, mint), flowers, and fruits (eg. strawberries) can be continuously harvested once fully grown.

Both long-day and short-day plants can be grown on different levels by setting the appropriate light recipe from the Herbitat app.

* Based on trial runs. Results may vary depending on environmental conditions and seed quality.
* Based on trial runs. Results may vary depending on environmental conditions and seed quality.

You're in control 

The Herbitat app makes it even easier for you to grow. Want to switch on 1 row of lights from 8AM - 6PM? You've got it. How about adding on another row that lights up from 10AM - 4PM? You've got it. All 4 rows are individually controllable from the Herbitat app.

Fully automated, everyday.

Create your own light recipes or use preset ones from the Herbitat app.

Get notifications when action is needed. The app is your dashboard and control center - you can make adjustments to grow light intensity for each row and optimize your setup using sensor data.  

The integrated sensor array measures water temperature, total dissolved solids (TDS/EC), water level, and power consumption.

Connect anytime, anywhere

Herbitat is WiFi-enabled, so that you can access all these features anywhere in the world, as long as you have a working internet connection. 

In contrast, Bluetooth-enabled home farming systems have a working range of less than 10 meters (33 feet).  

Harness the power of light 

Herbitat uses 4 rows of full spectrum LED grow lights to increase plant photosynthesis and stimulate leaf development. These lights are fully controllable from the Herbitat app so you can create light recipes for different plants. 

Intensity of each row can be set from 0 - 100%

450nm encourages healthy root system growth, keeps plants compact and promotes seedling growth.

500 - 600nm helps with light penetration into plant canopy to reach lower leaves.

660nm drives photosynthesis (especially for Chlorophyll B) and has an effect on the germination photomorphosis (shape).

730nm promotes flowering/fruiting in certain plants in addition to stem elongation. 

More than just another indoor garden

As avid hydroponic hobbyists and working professionals ourselves, we know that setting up your own home farm can take a lot of work, effort, and time. Furthermore, indoor farming systems are also generally not very aesthetically-pleasing - they tend to stick out like a sore thumb in most homes.

Herbitat was designed as a solution to these problems, featuring a sleek design that blends into most interiors and an effective, easy-to-use grow system that requires minimal upkeep.

Eat fresh, eat clean

Growing your own food means being in full control of what goes into them. That means no harmful pesticides, no lost nutrients, and 100% fresh produce ready to eat immediately after harvest!

Engineered for simplicity

Herbitat features a modular design with interlocking parts for easy installation and shipping. 

Stack NFT channels on top of each other
Lights snap and lock into place
Grow pods snap into place too!

Product specs

Herbitats, assemble

Rewards

Color options

Herbitat features a classic wooden back panel that provides contrast against the modern-looking white NFT channels - resulting in a beautiful backdrop for your plants to stand out. All color options come standard with real wood grain texture.

Choose between "Stone Grey" and "Chestnut Brown" to match your interior. A third color option, "Olive Black" is also available as a $100k stretch goal

Don't worry if you have already chosen another color, all backers will be given 1 chance to change their color selection when "Olive Black"  is unlocked. Instructions to follow.

Project timeline

Wiring up an early prototype
Assembling prototype no. 3

Testing out nutrient flow in the final prototype

Meet the team

We started this journey in early 2018 with one goal in mind - making home farming incredibly easy and accessible to everyone. Today, we believe we have created a product that embodies that goal and more.

We've made it this far by self-funding, but now we need your help to bring Herbitat to the market. We believe that Herbitat should be as affordable and accessible as possible; this requires us to purchase components in bulk, meet minimum order quantities, and set up volume manufacturing processes to bring down costs.

As a thank you for your support and being an early believer in Herbitat, we're offering discounts of up to 38% off our retail price. Come join us on this journey, and start eating cleaner, fresher and healthier.

With love,

The SeedLab Team

Stay up to date 

Connect with us on social media for our latest updates, offers, and the occasional meal inspiration.

Let's build a sustainable future together

Risks and challenges

Our goal has always been to make home farming as easy-to-use, affordable, and accessible as possible for everyone. Starting your own indoor garden can definitely be a daunting prospect, which is why we decided to make the process as automatic as possible by integrating a microcontroller, app control, sensors and other smart features - all of which add to our development and production cost.

At the same time, we decided to keep our prices low for our Kickstarter launch as a thank you to our very first supporters, and to put Herbitat into as many homes as possible. Rest assured that you will still be receiving a quality product made with love and care. We're cutting into our profits, not cutting corners.

However, Herbitat is a working product ready for mass production. With your support, we can initiate bulk material purchases and put our manufacturing processes in place to bring Herbitat to you.

In the event that we do not achieve our target of $50000, don't worry - your pledges will be fully refunded to you by Kickstarter.

Thank you for joining us on this journey, and helping us bring Herbitat to life, so that you can start eating cleaner, fresher, and healthier.

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