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EcoKitchen Smart Garden Combo

30 reviews
Seed Pack 1
Seed Pack 2

Due to material costs, the new EcoKitchen price will be $339.99 on the 1st of July.

Stuck for space to grow outdoors? Our EcoKitchen is the perfect solution for indoor growing. We designed the EcoKitchen to make sure it was a people pleaser, featuring bamboo construction, water aeration pump and powerful LED grow lights.

Our EcoKitchen is a speedy grower, allowing you to experience massive yields of freshly grown herbs and veggies in no time.

This product comes with everything you need to start growing: 12x Rockwool cubes, 12x netcups, two seed satchets of your choice, and a bottle of Hydroponic Growth Nutrients.

Beware - if you buy the EcoKitchen you'll be wowing crowds of guests and will need to polish up your hydroponics pitch to explain how it works to all your friends and family! 

Why you will love it!

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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.

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Faster growth and higher yields

Experience higher yields and faster growth as the EcoKitchen provides the perfect nutrient balance and light exposure that your plants need to grow.

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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!

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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! Yay environment!

Features

The EcoKitchen has everything you need to grow your own plants easily and in the comfort of your own home!

  • 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 plants (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)
Included in the box there are also:
  • Instruction Manual
  • 12x Re-usable Netcups
  • 12x Rockwool Cubes
  • 200mL hydroponic nutrients for herbs and leafy greens

The product does not come with grown plants as seen in the picture above.

How Does It Work

LED Grow Lights

The lights themselves replicate the wavelength of light that plants need to grow. This wavelength is usually a small band of blue light between 400 and 500 nm, and red light between 600 and 700 nm which when combined result in a purple glow. The white light LED diodes in this product emit a lot of blue light, and the red lights provide the red light. When combined it provides all the light that most plants need to grow! See our FAQ for more on how growlights are different to normal lights

Hydroponic Nutrients

There are 17 essential elements requried for plant growth. Three of these are carbon, hydrogren and oxygen (which the plant gets from water and air), the rest are macronutrients (Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphate) and Micronutrients (Calcium, magnesium, sulfur, boron, chlorine, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, molybdenum, and nickel). Most fertilisers only have the three macronutrients at best. In comparison our Hydroponic nutrients contain 14 essential elements required for plant growth! All you need to do to use it is mix it in with water and watch as your plant grows! You can find way more detail on how hydroponic nutrients work in our faq.

Rockwool Growing Medium

The plant is held in rockwool - which is the product of a molten 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. Germinating seeds in rockwool has a 90% success rate if you make sure to wet the seeds! 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! This Terragarden 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!

Specifications
  • Dimensions: 38 cm x 38 cm x 32cm (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 at average Australian prices ($0.25/kWh).
Setup Video
If you've ever assembled something flat packed before then this should be a breeze! With just 8 screws and 4 panels - the EcoKitchen can be setup in minutes so that you can grow for years!
Maintenance

We’ll be honest, not a lot of effort is required to maintain your EcoKitchen. Since our Farm is hydroponic, it is uses 90% less water (yay environment) than soil grown plants – meaning you don’t have to spend as much time watering your plants!

The EcoKitchen cuts down watering from a daily chore to something you’d only need to do fortnightly at the worst!

Once your plants have thrived and grown to maturity – they will most likely reach the end of their lives. This is normal and you shouldn’t feel bad, “annuals” are meant to provide just one crop! To replant and get going again all you need to do is empty the water from the basin, pull out the old rockwool cubes, and replace them with new ones – then you can just plant some new seeds and you’re good to go!

FAQs

What is the best way to re-fill water?

Easy! There are just three simple steps:
  1. Thoroughly mix in nutrients with water in a separate jug. We recommend the ratio of 5-10mL nutrients per 1 Litre of water.
  2. Pour into the EcoKitchen through the small hole in the basin cover.
  3. Refill to the same ratio when the water runs out.

Why does my EcoKitchen need a pump?

The EcoKitchen pump helps circulate the water in your system, dispersing the nutrients, and aerating the water. If your plant's roots do not get enough oxygen, they’ll start to become less permeable, which reduces their ability to absorb both water and nutrients properly. This lack of permeability can also cause the plant to build up toxins internally. Water circulation and aeration is important as the roots of your plants are using that water for hydration as well as the source of their nutrients, so if something goes wrong they are missing two of their key growth requirements - inhibiting them from reaching their full potential!

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    Urban Plant Growers NZ EcoKitchen Smart Garden Combo Review
    07/01/2022

    Awesome

    My daughter got this for Christmas. Set it up boxing day and the following day the seeds had started to shoot. She is so happy with it and it was easy set up too thank you so much x

    BM
    Brooke M.
    Australia Australia
    Urban Plant Growers NZ EcoKitchen Smart Garden Combo Review
    04/01/2022

    EcoKitchen Smart Garden Combo

    Absolutely love this set! Seedlings have already bloomed and look nice and healthy. Love the grow light that is attached as it has its own timer so you don’t have to worry about it! Going to buy another one to have more herbs available to use! In our kitchen! :)

    JA
    Joshua A.
    Australia Australia
    Urban Plant Growers NZ EcoKitchen Smart Garden Combo Review
    28/12/2021

    EcoKitchen

    Planted 8 seeds and all have germinated. Exciting watching the growth everyday. Great aesthetics in the kitchen

    MS
    Michael S.
    Australia Australia
    Urban Plant Growers NZ EcoKitchen Smart Garden Combo Review
    12/10/2021

    Excellent!!!!!!

    Great product, nice design and quiet when the pump is running. My partner loves growing her strawberrys and basil so much that we bought another model and are planning to save for the family farm version. Support people are so lovely and easy to deal with.

    JM
    Jesse M.
    Australia Australia
    Urban Plant Growers NZ EcoKitchen Smart Garden Combo ReviewUrban Plant Growers NZ EcoKitchen Smart Garden Combo Review
    02/10/2021

    Great customer service and great grow lights

    We had our grow kit, arm lights and other things arrive. The bamboo frame had some strange damage, but their staff were immediately responsive and helpful, we got a postage return slip RMA from them to send back the damaged one and they sent a replacement :) Tamara was amazing to communicate with, and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. I’ll happily purchase from them again

    MJ
    Melanie J.
    Australia Australia