EcoKitchen Smart Garden Combo
$286.00 NZD $302.00 NZD
The EcoKitchen is the ultimate solution for growing herbs and leafy greens indoors. With its' stylish bamboo construction, water aeration pump and powerful LED lights - you'll be growing your favourite food in no time! Experience massive yields of refreshing fresh food grown at home in all light conditions within weeks. This product comes with everything you need to start growing: 12x Rockwool cubes, 12x netcups, two seed satches of your choice, and an extra large jar of Hydroponic Growth Nutrients (150g).
Why you will love it!
Super water efficient
The EcoKitchen's roots float directly in the water that they grow in, this results in high water efficiency - reducing the amount of maintenance that the system needs! Refill on average once every 2-3 weeks.
Faster & higher yields
Experience higher yields and faster growth due to this product providing the perfect nutrient balance and light exposure that your plants need to grow.
Convenience at your fingertips
Modern design fits in most kitchens or living rooms - just metres away from your plate. Save the trip to the supermarket and harvest fresh herbs when you need them!
Reduce food miles
By growing food in your own home, you reduce the distance food travels to get to you - resulting in a fresher meal on your table and fewer emissions from food miles!
- High-performance full spectrum Surface Mounted Diode LED grow lights with integrated 14 hours on/10 hours off timer.
- Built-in pump that provides aeration and nutrient circulation for the roots of your plant (runs for 10 minutes every half hour)
- 7.5 Litre water reservoir lets you grow and grow and grow before you need to re-water your plants.
- Robust and environmentally friendly bamboo frame
- Durable and corrosion-resistant zinc-coated steel screws
- Water level indicator (float indicator)
- Power Supply: AC to 24V DC Power adapter (Australian Outlet)
See Included Parts to check out what you will receive in your order
- EcoKitchen basin (with built in pump) & bamboo structure (with integrated full spectrum SMD LED grow lights)
- Power adaptor (for Australian outlet)
- Instruction manual
- 12x netcups
- 12x Rockwool cubes
- Extra Large Nutrient Jar
- 2 seed sachets of your choice
How does it work?
The plant is held in rockwool - which is the product of a rock that has been heated and spun like fairy floss. Rockwool provides uniform oxygenation for a plant's roots, as well as a stable medium for the plant to be secured by. Once the roots grow out of the rockwool, they simply float in our hydroponic nutrient water and grow. providing you with soil-free growing that makes this product perfect for your kitchen!
The lights themselves replicate the wavelength of light that plants need to grow. This wavelength is usually a small band of blue light between 430 and 450 nm, and red light between 640 and 680 nm which when combined result in a purple glow. With this product however, we have incorporated other wavelengths of light, resulting in a warm white light colour which is a comfortable addition to any home.
This EcoKitchen has 12 rockwool growing pods! So you can grow a variety of your favourite herbs and leafy greens such as lettuce, basil, coriander, parsley, rocket and more! All you need to get started are seeds and nutrients of your choice!
Dimensions: 38 cm x 38 cm x 32 cm (roughly the size of a milk crate!)
Product Weight: 4.8 kg
Monthly energy cost* ~ $3
*Assumes operation for 14 hours per day, with electricity costs as average Australian prices ($0.25/kWh).
Refill module with just 2 sachets/scoops of nutrient powder with each refill. Refill on average once every 2-3 weeks.
The product does not come with grown plants as seen in the picture above. We've included Basil & choose your 2 packs of seeds to get started, but additional seeds can be purchased separately here. Seeds and Nutrients not sold with international shipments. Some assembly required.
Great little grower. Especially as I live in an apartment and it’s often hard to grow plants on my balcony. My only suggestion is that the water tray was on rails or would slide out so that it can be easily removed. There also some inconsistencies in the information about nutrients and how much to add for the plants. One pamphlet says 6l refill but it actually holds 7? Will see how it goes when they’ve grown out and share photos. Pete
Hey Pete, we greatly appreciate the feedback as it helps us grow and improve as a business. We respect your insight. We have forwarded your feedback to the appropriate team. Rest assured that we will do our best to work this out and ensure that you will always be satisfied with our products as well as on your shopping experience with us. :herb:
Bought this a couple of weeks back and managed to get to me within a few days. I’m already getting some growth and the unit looks great and functions well. I did have some issues with assembling it though. I imagine the product design has gone through a few revisions since it’s inception and I don’t think these were reflected in the setup instructions or the instructional video (particularly the video. The product looks to be built differently from what’s shown on the box and from what I ended up with). There were stickers on the sides reflecting which parts were supposed to be facing upwards but those didn’t match up with the holes on the base and the top there were also more holes and screws than what was shown in the instructions and video. Luckily the design is fairly straightforward and it was pretty simply to figure out what goes where. The pot/water basin doesn’t sit as snuggly as I would’ve liked and found that if knocked a certain way it would lose balance. I did also have two instances of the bamboo splitting when I put screws in (only halfway), which was a shame for something that cost the amount that it does. I haven’t seen many complaints about these so maybe these issues are unique to what I received. It is stable and functioning so I’m happy! All in all I think it’s a fantastic product and I’m happy with the function of it. I think the design needs a bit of work but apparently there’s a new one in the works so hopefully these issues are all worked out.
I love this product!!! Pump up water sometimes but It doesn’t make sound continuously.doesn’t bother much and plant can get some oxygen to grow. A lot of my seeds has been sprout well so it works perfect! Must buy if you are looking for seed to sprout!
Ths EcoKitchen has really awesome efficiency, the amount you can grow for the 27 Watts that it uses is amazing. You can sometimes hear the sound of falling water when the pump is on, if you dont like it then you can just unplug the pump and leave the light plugged in.