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CES: LG creates indoor vegetable cultivator

LG will showcase an indoor vegetable cultivator at CES 2020 in Las Vegas next week. The device is suitable for those who want to grow vegetables but don’t have garden space.

LG Electronics will unveil an indoor gardening appliance at CES 2020, in its first foray into the booming indoor gardening movement. The built-in column-type LG indoor gardening appliance employs advanced light, temperature and water control, convenient all-in-one seed packages, and a growth-monitoring app to help users cultivate nutrient-rich and flavourful greens inside their own homes.

The indoor gardening appliance allows novices to experience the joy of having a green thumb. It is set to cultivate crisp, fresh herbs and vegetables all year round, suitable for urban dwellers, those with dogs that like to dig in the vegetable patch, or anyone interested in pursuing a greener lifestyle.

It utilises flexible modules and replicates optimal outdoor conditions by precisely matching the temperature inside the insulated cabinet with the time of day. LED lights, forced air circulation and wick-based water management allow seeds to transform quickly into ingredients for delicious recipes and dishes. The advanced gardening system is capable of holding up to 24 all-in-one seed packages, enough for a family of four to enjoy the healthful benefits and culinary delights of a wide range of home-grown edibles.

A key component of the automated gardening solution is LG’s non-circulating water supply technology, which evenly distributes the exact amount of water that plant packages require. This core technology prevents algae growth and inhibits unpleasant odours for a clean and hygienic environment where safe, natural herbs and leafy vegetables can grow. A companion smartphone app helps users manage and monitor their plants, offering useful guidance at each step along the way to ensure a successful harvest every time. The all-in-one seed packages containing seeds, peat moss and fertilizer, is designed for immediate planting. Initial packages will include 20 different varieties including romaine and other types of lettuce, arugula, chicory and basil.

“With more and more consumers these days living vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, it was important for us to contribute to this trend,” says Dan Song, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “Our first indoor gardening solution represents a new paradigm for LG in home appliances, offering a way for consumers to eat well while providing the joy of growing their own food, consistent with LG’s overall goal of making life better.”

LG’s home gardening cultivator will be on display during CES 2020 from 7 to 10 January at booth #11100 in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

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