The Grow Cube: A Spiffy Self-Contained, Self-Monitoring Aeroponics System
After sending out the email blast to my friends and family about OsmoBot.com, I got a response from a good friend of mine telling me I should check out the Grow Cube. Fearing it was someone working on the exact same technology as us, I quickly clicked the link only to be very intrigued (and relieved) and read the whole page and watched the fun video above.
The Grow Cube is a self contained aeroponics system, requiring no sunlight, manual watering or control, that allows the user to grow a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies relatively quickly with very little water. It’s computerized system sprays a nutrient enriched mist over the plants at regular intervals as the carousel of plants are rotated around up and away from the light.
I definitely wish the video had some shots of some plants actually growing in the Grow Cube, but as a fellow start up, I understand that they might not have just the right pic to throw online of that just yet. Regardless, this is a very cool and novel idea especially for those who live in an urban setting where you don’t have the space or the clean soil to grow outside.
With their goal to make 50 Grow Cubes in his warehouse in Brooklyn and create the city’s first vertical farm in the coming months, it seems reasonable the creators of the Grow Cube are gearing up for a Kickstarter Campaign of his own. We’ll keep our ear to the ground at Osmo Systems for any updates, but make sure to look to support projects like this one. Technologies like the grow cube continue to give hope that through technology we can, to some extent, dig ourselves out this environmental hole we’ve gotten ourselves into.
They claim the Grow Cube will replace a veggie crisper in your fridge by giving you year round greens and veggies? Do you think inventions like this will become another American household appliance like a refrigerator and water heater?
We at Osmo Systems like to think so.
Check out the Atlantic’s Article on them:
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!