The start-up Culteev invented the first indoor connected garden named Basile.
Assuming that in urban areas , it is not always easy to have beautiful leaves of herbs on hand for cooking, Martin Savoure and Alexander Aumand decided to propose an interesting device that tracks the development of such plants. Basile, the connected garden, was designed to provide an advanced culture without earth technique.
The plus of Basile is to be connected.
Installed on the kitchen worktop, the connected garden allows herbs to grow in-the water, and send notifications when the harvest is ready ! Guarantee without GMOs, pesticides and above all without transport. With its sleek design, this square 35 x 20 cm ensures production of fresh herbs directly on the kitchen worktop. Basile allows to grow six different varieties of plants simultaneously. The principle is simple, it is aquatic culture, the plants simply grow in the water which need to be added every three weeks. LED lighting is responsible for reproducing the sunlight while a suitable nutrition, supplied with the kit containing the plants, meets the needs of naturally plants.Via notifications, Basil warns its owner when it is necessary to add water, nutrients, or to harvest.
After all, there is no accounting for taste!
The connected square is available on the website of Culteev priced for 199 euros. It comes with a starter kit containing 6 plants and nutrients. Culteev favored choice since Basile is available in 4 colors, chocolate oak, light gray oak, mahogany and white oak. The refill kits, containing the plants and nutrients are proposed for 18 euros. They invite you to travel with flavors picked up in Asia or Italy. A kit is even devoted to sauces with tarragon, thyme, arugula and here the Pesto kit!
Vertical farming is booming, as we saw, retailer like Metro Group are implementing this tech in their store recently.