We barely keep ourselves alive, let alone plants. Who has time to care for another living thing? Click & Grow’s Wall Farm Mini helped me not only grow a garden but also actually sustain one. With it, We can create life and salad.
What is it?
Click & Grow has a line of products designed to automate gardening. We reviewed its herb garden before, which sits on a countertop. But the company’s new Wall Farm products are bigger, standalone gardens that can grow multiple plants at once. You can grow tomatoes, chili peppers, basil, and lettuce in your Wall Farm Mini. It holds 34 plants in total. The company’s founder, Mattias Lepp, reported that his goal is food production and minimizing waste. He also says NASA’s Mars mission inspired him when designing the concept and look of the farms. We felt very martian chic having it.
What’s so special about it?
The key thing to know about this farm is that it isn’t hydroponic. It relies on proprietary soil to grow your food. So when you order the Wall Farm, you’ll also have to order soil pods that contain seeds. They’re shipped in recyclable cardboard containers to minimize waste, and depending on what you’re growing and how you prune them, you might get more than one harvest out of each soil pod. Our basil, for instance, should last up to two years. The tomatoes, however, might only be good for one or two real harvests. The farms include lights that mimic sunlight without burning your eyes. Click & Grow says these lights adapt to the grow cycle, but throughout our time with them, We didn’t notice any change in the light. They’re on for around 16 hours a day.
The farm also includes sensors that force the lights to blink when the plants’ water trough is low. So yes, you have to manually add water to their trough, but c’mon, how can you forget to do that? In our experience, around a cup of water is enough to satisfy the water sensor.
How easy was it to set up and use?
We’re not the handiest people by a far stretch, so building the farm was difficult for us and required the help of whole team. It shipped to our apartment as pieces of wood with the lights and troughs separate. The box was super heavy, too, and We ended up taking it apart in the lobby just to get it up.