In the age of continuously advancing technology, time and again, we are reminded that there is little that technology cannot achieve.
With everything around us being automized, it becomes easier for us to make up for things we are losing. One example of the situation is how the rapidly growing population is resulting in the decline of agricultural land and hence, agricultural products. LG Electronics is a multinational electronics company from South Korea that has taken a step in the direction to solve the problem with their new home gardening segment.
LG’s indoor vegetable cultivator might be the solution to our problem. It is an electronic appliance that somewhat resembles a thin, tall refrigerator and is created with an intent to help people living in busy cities grow crops all year round.
The LG Column garden accepts the all-in-one seed package, which will also be sold by LG. This seed package consists of seeds, peat moss, and fertilizers, so the users don’t need to buy anything separately. Keeping the importance of versatility in mind, the tech giant made sure that modular packages come in 20 different varieties of herbs and lettuces like romaine, chicory, basil, and arugula.
This vertical crop segment by LG controls light, temperature, and humidity levels using multiple modules and LEDs depending upon the time of the day and year. The unit can accept up to 24 seed packages and can provide enough organic vegetables for a family of four. For the indoor crop cultivating unit, LG used a wick-water management system with a non-circulating water supply that helps maintain the perfect hydration levels, which tend to vary for different types of seeds to sprout. The water management system also helps to prevent any algae or mold growth inside the unit as well as any foul or unwanted odors.
“With more and more consumers these days living vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, it was important for us to contribute to this trend. 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,” said the president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company, Dan Song.Source
With so much technology, the companies need to provide a viable option to control the appliances, and LG has made sure to do just that. LG has given the user the liberty to manage and monitor the unit via a smartphone app. Not only that, but the app also helps the user by providing feedback for a healthy harvest.
LG is yet to reveal the price for the device and the seeds and has planned to demonstrate the cultivator at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will commence on January 7th in Las Vegas.
LG might become the highlight of the CES 2020 as the crop cultivator is not the only invention to look forward to. LG will also be presenting their first car infotainment platform at its booth as well as its 2020 soundbar lineup with a heavy emphasis on AI Room Calibration.
It would be interesting to see what new bars will LG set up with its electronic devices this year.