Verdeat adds a touch of green to urban homes with a largely self-sustainable bespoke planter
MAY 3, 2020 | By Aneesha Bhadri
An indoor garden-cum-farming project of sorts, Verdeat is an app-controlled planter that irrigates and provides nutrition to vegetables and herbs. Manufactured in EU with 95 percent recycled materials, it consists of modular plates with slots to plant the seeds along with a soil-free, natural substrate such as coconut fibre. The modularity of the system allows regular soil based potted plants as well as micro greens to grow and flourish, either in individual units or stacked one on top of the other. The compact and customisable Verdeat comes in three sizes and uses 90 percent less water than in regular soil based cultivation.
A sleek, hassle-free contraption, it only requires 20 minutes to set up and plant the greens. Then, one need only add water and the required nutrient once every one to three weeks. The amount of water, energy and nutrients used can be adjusted precisely to the needs of the plants, thereby avoiding any unnecessary waste. A mobile app allows one to take care of the vegetation remotely. Whether you have in mind a flowerpot, a herb patch or a nifty vegetable garden, the system creates a green spot at home that acts as a natural air ioniser, thus improving air quality—organic greens, air purifier and refreshing aesthetic, all rolled into one environment-friendly package.