Sustainable indoor gardening with Ikea

As you know, I’ve been taking part in a project with Ikea on sustainable living…taking a look at how we can reduce the amount we heat our house and secondarily how we can reduce food waste.

Ikea has been developing some products to help reduce the amount of food we buy and throw in our bins with some nifty indoor gardening items. They’re available this May and they are perfect for those that don’t have a veg patch in their garden…or an allotment…or maybe just aren’t that green fingered! (like me)

Indoor gardening with Ikea

Image Credit: Ikea

Ikea’s indoor gardening products were developed in collaboration with agricultural scientists in Sweden, the KRYDDA/VÄXER series (usual Ikea naming style) includes everything you need to get sprouting and keep your garden growing – even in the winter! You just keep an eye on the water level.

“The challenge was to make growing plants in a hydroponic system simple, so that anyone could succeed …”
Helena Karlén
(Swedish university of agricultural sciences)

I think these are a fab idea, perfect to keep in the kitchen where they can stay front of mind for when you’re cooking.

You can read more about the products on Dezeen and here’s a short video from Ikea showing you how it all works:

What do you think? Have you got a veg patch? Do you fancy growing your own indoors?

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