Green Farm is an innovative way of indoor hydroponic cultivation of vegetables and herbs: a healthy, clean and aesthetic way for you to enjoy home-grown crops.
Home-gardening is quite en vogue nowadays - alongside the "grow your own food" trend. Unfortunately, not all eco-ethusiasts possess the time, skill and space necessary to start their own gardens. Does it mean they need to make a choice between family and work - and their hobbies? Will the dirt-covered, sad looking winter lettuce from a local supermarket be their only source of fresh food?
Green Farm offers a perfect solution to this dilemma.
Green Farm hydroponic set is:
- a great way to grow your own herbs and vegetables with very little work, time and financial resources;
- an indoor cultivation without soil, leaving your apartment tidy and clean;
- your supplier of fresh, healthy vegetables and herbs;
- a steadfast, simple way of obtaining high quality crops;
- a minimalistically designed equipment of decorational value;
- a source of great satisfaction with observing the fruits of your own labor;
- a fun way of spending time with family and friends, without giving up your interests and hobbies.
Green Farm is a unique product on the European market: a complete, energy saving hydroponic set for indoor cultivation of leafy vegetables and herbs. Its convenient size, aesthetically pleasing design and intuitive operating system are but few of the many features that had endeared Green Farm to the quality-seeking consumers in Japan.
Now it is time for Europe to discover all of its merits..
Green Farm was made for you, if:
- You live in a city.
- You have neither the time nor the space to start up your own garden.
- You have in your care small children or people suffering from food allergies.
- You worry about your family's health and safety.
- You're looking for a way to keep herbs and vegetables used in your workplace tasty and fresh.
- You wish to grow your own herbs and vegetables at home.
Green Farm was created for cultivating leafy vegetables, such as:
- endive or chicory,
- pak choy cabbage,
- baby leaf vegetables, eg. spinach,
and various herbs: in other words, the greens that inspire the biggest freshness-related doubts when you buy them at a supermarket.
Every day, you find yourself face to face with difficult decisions.
Let Green Farm help you choose what you eat.
Unique technological solutions:
Sunlight-imitating LED lights
in conjuction with ventilation system and a water pump make Green Farm a fully functioning hydroponic set, virtually independent of outside weather conditions.
Constant work parameters
after planting the seeds (which only takes about 15 minutes),
Green Farm will continue to work in accordance with the pre-input parameters until the crops are ready to be harvested.
is a plant cultivation method that uses liquid instead of soil as base for growth, making it a perfect solution for gardening afficionados who have no access to a gardening plot, or wish to grow vegetables that don't contain mould spores, parasites etc.
allows the user to place small pots of flowers or herbs inside the Green Farm set when leaving for a longer holiday or business trip, to ensure that they receive a proper amount of water and sunlight in the meantime.
How does it work?
Green Farm is a complete, ready-to-use hydroponic set designed for home gardening purposes. Once you've chosen your preferred type of vegetable to plant, the preparations take but a few minutes!
When choosing your seeds, be careful to check the best before date. The seeds of leafy greens, especially lettuces, usually grow old rather fast: and the older the seed, the less chance there is of it sprouting and growing into a healthy plant.
A start-up set of sponges is included in your Green Farm set, their number sufficient for a full cultivation. Before planting the seeds, soak the sponges thoroughly in water and squeeze them a few times to remove all oxygen particles.
While the sponges are soaking, prepare the hydroponic fluid for your plants nutrition: use cool tap water, and add the lowest prescribed amount of of your preferred mineral fertilizer with Calcium. We're not going to suggest any specific brand of fertilizer: as long as it contains Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, along with microelements, it should be sufficient for your purposes. We do not, however, recommend using any organic fertilizers - you can find out about why is it so from our blog post on the topic.
Try to keep your nitrogen content as low as possible; lower even than the dose suggested by the manufacturer. It will help keep your vegetables free of any nitrogen derivatives.
When the water and fertilizer are mixed, pour the liquid into the tank while keeping an eye on the floater in the corner: once the blue line becomes visible over the surface, you've achieved the volume that should sustain your plants for a full growth cycle. Still, it's better to check on the floater level every few days (especially if it's hot, or the plants have grown substantially). Next, place the hydroponic panel gently inside the case: it should float on the surface of the liquid. You're ready to go!
Place 1-2 seeds on each sponge, preferably without touching them: an unbent paper clip or a needle might help you move the seeds if you moisten the tip a little.
When you're done placing the seeds, close any unused holes off with the caps provided, to help stop the algae growth. Please note that algae appearing in the tank or on the surface of your sponges is a perfectly natural occurence and will not inhibit your plants growth in any way. Next, push the hydroponic tank gently into the Green Farm case, and close the door. All that's left to do now is press the "Power" button.
First 3 days are for the seeds to absorb the nutrients and start sprouting: which is why the LED lights are off at this stage. When they turn on after 72 hours, you will be able to see the results of your hard work.
After 10 days, check on your plants' progress. Now's the time to remove any weak seedlings, or seeds that haven't sprouted: simply remove the sponge, and close the hole with a plastic cap. You can also change the placement of the seedlings to give them a little more space as they grow.
You can start partial harvest after approximately 21 days after planting the seeds, but the plants will be fully grown after a full month. Check on their progress every few days, and be the judge of whether to leave them for a while longer, or start cutting the leaves off now. Start from the outside, lower level leaves, and save a 1 cm piece of leaf over the sponge: it will stimulate the plant to keep growing.
Now, call your family and friends and serve them a salad from your own home garden! Bon appetit!
Frequently Asked Questions