A soil-free circular farm is what you need for healthier living

You know how important it is to include fresh vegetables and herbs into your diet. Greens and aromatic herbs add essential mirconutrients and vitamins to food and growing them at home is better for the enviroment. However, if you live in a city apparment or home without a backyard, growing your own produce is next to impossible.

A soil-free circular farm is what you need for healthier living
Rotofarm Architectural Soil-Free Circular Farm Design

You’re making mint Juleps over the weekend and head to the grocery store to buy the key ingredient—spearmint. At the store, you pull a couple of plastic containers of sprigs of mint from the refrigerator shelf with a twinge of guilt. You know it would better for the environment if you could grow herbs at home. But a home garden isn’t feasible without a backyard or sunny balcony. Luckily, these concerns are no longer a problem with the Rotofarm, soil-free circular farm. This beautiful indoor farm helps you grow tasty produce at home using zero-gravity technology, sunlight spectrum lighting, and smart app automation. 

Zero-gravity technology provides faster growth

This soil-free circular farm relies on NASA-inspired zero gravity technology to rotate your garden 360° every hour. This reduces gravity’s growth-suppressing effects on the plants and allows them to grow more fully. It also encourages better water absorption, root aeration, and light exposure. So you’ll end up with faster-growing plants using less water and no soil. These are all factors that up the Rotofarm’s convenience factor. 

According to Bace, the Australian biotechnology company that produces Rotofarm, research on the International Space Station shows that plants grow better in environments without gravity. This is because, without gravity, nothing holds the plant back from absorbing water and nutrients. For this reason, they’ll have fuller growth using less energy.

Soil-free circular farm with zero-gravity technology

Soil-free circular farm with zero-gravity technology

How does it work? A low voltage motor and internal power supply keep this soil-free farm rotating continuously. The non-stop rotation creates net-zero gravitational pressure. The time the vegetables spend upside down counteracts the time they spend right-side up. They pick up water and nutrients when they’re on the bottom of the rotation. Then the water drips down when they reach the top. 

Full-spectrum light saves on energy costs

Another way this soil-free circular farm works is through its boosted-spectrum, energy-efficient Sun+ LED light. This light produces the full spectrum of sunlight colors for optimal plant health and increased growth. Also, the lightbulb’s central position in the Rotofarm ensures that your plants receive steady lighting simultaneously. This encourages even growth without wasting energy or space. 

Rotofarm with full-spectrum light

Rotofarm with full-spectrum light

Best of all, you can set an automatic timer with the mobile app to coordinate the lighting with sunset and sunrise. This will let the light automatically fade off and on depending on the time of day and will save you on energy costs. Finally, an easier, more efficient indoor garden will result in a happier, healthier, and more thrifty you. 

This rotating farm is easy-to-use

Although the idea behind it seems complicated, the Rotofarm is easy to set up and use. There are just four steps. First, plant pre-seeded pods into the farm’s plant spots. Next, fill the base with water and nutrients. Then, monitor and control your plants’ growth with the Rotofarm app. Finally, pick and enjoy your harvest. This process is way simpler than buying seed-starter boxes, filling them with soil, and then setting them under a grow light for two weeks. Not to mention, then you have to transfer them and their messy dirt to a larger pot. You can avoid all this hassle with the Rotofarm, the indoor garden that lets you grow healthy plants with zero mess and less environmental waste.

The Rotofarm has a rotating design

The Rotofarm has a rotating design

An indoor garden that’s space-efficient and beautiful

Another great benefit to growing plants in this soil-free circular farm? It uses minimal space. The Rotofarm fits 5.2 feet of growing surface into a compact cylinder that takes up 3x less space than your typical potted garden. So no more heavy flower boxes or pots that clutter your window sill. The Rotofarm easily sits on a kitchen counter, table, or island. This indoor garden also boasts a design that’s sleek, modern, and futuristic. It will add beauty and rustic elegance to any room. You can even set it up in your living room as a piece of artwork that will undoubtedly spark conversations.

The Rotofarm will help you know your food

You can relax knowing the vegetables you grow in your indoor farm are healthy, nutrient-filled foods that you’ve grown yourself. No pesticides or harmful chemicals are necessary. The garden itself features BPA-free materials and metals without toxins. That’s great news for your vegetables and health. Overall, the Rotofarm will help you be sure that the plants you cook with are the best for your health and well-being.

The Rotofarm body is white

The Rotofarm body is white

Furthermore, you’ll be able to grow a variety of veggies in your circular farm. Choose from lettuce, kale, arugula, spinach, wheatgrass, mint, edible flowers, and dozens more. You’ll be well-stocked to make your favorite salad or green-based smoothie.

What we love about the Rotofarm

We love that this soil-free circular farm is a beautiful, eco-friendly way to grow veggies and herbs indoors. It will eliminate the need to buy small quantities of plastic-packaged herbs at high prices. Plus, its pesticide and chemical-free farming techniques ensure that your vegetables really are good for you.

What we would love to see

For the moment, the Rotofarm can only grow plants from seed pods that you purchase from its company. Unfortunately, this gives customers fewer plant and growing options.

Where can you get your Rotofarm?

You can pre-order a Rotofarm for $407 on Indiegogo.

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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