Grow your own produce (and a green thumb) with airgarden
If you jumped on the gardening bandwagon during the last few months, you likely learned the saying that ‘it ain’t all sunshine and roses’ rings very true. With the knowledge that growing your own greenery isn’t as easy as it looks, brother and sister team Tom and Prue Bauer decided to take matters into their own hands. Inspired by horticulturist-approved technology, the pair nurtured and grew a leaf-covered solution – airgarden – an easy-to-use aeroponic garden that will help prospective fresh-produce growers to sprout up to 150 fruits and vegetables in less than one square metre of space.
Both harvesting a passion for homegrown produce and its health and sustainability benefits, Tom and Prue set out to find a simple and sustainable way for inner-city dwellers to grow their own food at home. After three years of rigorous testing, the Brisbane-based siblings finally unfurled airgarden – a vertical, aeroponics gardening system that allows produce to flourish with minimum effort. Manufactured in the Gold Coast hinterland, airgarden has been designed so you can grow up to 30 plants in less than one square metre of space – fast-forwarding the gardening process by double! The low-maintenance process also ticks the eco-friendly box, using 95-percent less water than your average veggie patch.
Built with simplicity in mind, airgarden is the perfect gardening alternative for those who tend to kill their adopted plants (no judgement, we totally fall under this category). Once you have set up your airgarden, you can plant your seedlings from the starter kit – there’s a choice of lettuce, kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, rocket, mint and much more. Then once they are ready, you can add them into any of the 30 spots in your airgarden. From there, the system will mostly take care of the rest to make sure your plants have all they need to thrive. To look after your new batch of homegrown produce, you just have to put five minutes aside every day (around half an hour per week) to check things like water levels and if your goods are ready to harvest.
Want to work on your green thumb? Airgarden units start from $699 and are available to purchase at the airgarden website. Go on, we’re rooting for you!