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Since downsizing our home we have seen many benefits including less to maintain & less housework. We no longer spend half of our weekends trying to get our house back in order after a busy week of work.
One thing that I am missing though is having room in the garden to grow our own food. In the past, I’ve always grown something whether it be tomatoes, strawberries or just herbs. In the new garden there just isn’t room.
We did have an allotment for a little while but time was always an issue as we both work.
I have a few herbs growing in upcycled tins on the kitchen window sill but that’s it. So when I was contacted by a company called Wizal about their Grofresh kitchen gardens I was curious.
Grofresh Kitchen Gardens
The Grofresh gardens are a small unit that can sit on the side in your kitchen. They work using a patented celpod system. This allows you to grow most plants easily, cleanly and eco-friendly.
The indoor gardens are fully automated so perfect for anyone who forgets to water their plants. So you don’t have to worry about over-watering, under-watering, overfeeding or underfeeding.
The only thing you need to do once your unit is set up is to keep the system topped up with water, and it even tells you when to do that!
- Compact size fits in small space
- Stylish high quality
- Hygienic and safe
- Easy to keep clean
- Low power – 12V 24WV
- Automatic self-watering
- Automatic light source
- No gardening experience necessary
- No fuss, no mess, no soil
- Simple growing – plant from seeds or plugs
- Garden in a box – SIT BACK AND WATCH IT GROW
What Can You Grow
The Grofresh kitchen gardens are best for things like…
- Fruit and Vegetables, (peppers, strawberry’s tomatoes, peas, etc)
- Salad Greens (lettuce, kale, spinach, etc)
‘They provide an excellent environment for growing fresh aromatic herbs, nutritious juicy tomatoes or cool crisp salad greens – adding a bit of “zest” and bringing a recipe together.’
You can grow anything that grows ‘above ground’ and not ‘below ground’.
I’ve opted to try and grow lettuce, mustard leaves and alpine red & white mixed strawberries. They are smaller than normal strawberries which I thought might work better in the unit.
On reflection, I wish I had chosen kale as it’s something that we eat almost every day but I’m yet to find it anywhere ‘package free’. Next time I’ll give it a go.
Hopefully, they will all grow okay. Check back soon to see how I’m getting on with them or subscribe to our Gypsy Soul tribe for updates.
You can either buy plug plants to grow or start from seed. I opted to start from seed.
How Does It Work
The Grofresh kitchen gardens work by hydroponics. Which is a way of growing plants without the need for soil and instead using water mixed with nutrients.
You need to mix your water with the supplied nutrient solution. The ratio can be found in the instructions booklet that comes with the unit. Then fill up your unit.
The unit has mini biocels pictured below. You need to prepare them for your seeds. Soak the biocels in water first then you place your seeds or plug plants inside them.
The biocels then go back into the Celpods. It may sound a little technical but it’s a really easy process.
Then put your Celpods back into the main unit.
Connect your Grofresh to a power source. The unit comes with a power adapter that you simply plug into a socket, turn it on and that’s it!
The whole set up process took me less than 10 minutes.
I must admit when I first got it all out of the box I took one look at it all and thought this looks complicated so I ignored it for a few days. I really wish I hadn’t done that as it was so easy to set up.
Now it’s just a case of watch and wait to see what happens.
Who Are They Good For
- Perfect for anyone living in an apartment
- Anyone that has a small garden
- Novice growers
- and anyone else who wishes to grow fresh fruit, veg or herbs inside
The units come in a range of colours to suit your home. I opted for the white Grofesh kitchen.
‘No fuss, no mess, just simple growing designed by you’
How Much Do They Cost
The Grofresh kitchen garden unit that I have costs £59.95. Although it appears from their website that they are launching a new range which is slightly cheaper at £49.95.
June Discount Offer for You
Interested in buying your own kitchen garden?
I currently have a discount code for you (WZLKG3) which is valid for the whole month of June 2018. This code will give you £10 off a Grofresh kitchen garden.
So what do you think of the Grofresh kitchen garden? Would you like to give it a go?
This is a collaborative post with Wizal. I was sent this Grofresh garden for the purpose of this post.
As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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