Click and Grow provides smart gardens for indoor usage and is gaining attention in India. The company’s CEO, Mattias Lepp, partnered up with an Indian company based in Pune, Maharashtra, called Grow Smart Greens as a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) in 2018 and it currently caters to 70 Indian cities.
We’ve previously showcased one of Click and Grow’s products called Smart Gardens which looks like a basket with a lamp on top attached to its base. The lamp has several LEDs for photosynthesis and an increase in the speed of the plants’ germination. Meanwhile, the soil is made with a patented nano-material that provides necessary nutrients, oxygen, and water to the plants and is sold in pods by Click and Grow.
Click and Grow’s Smart Garden makes growing indoor plants an easy, enjoyable task. All you need to do is follow four steps: add the pods to the device, fill the tank with water, plug in the device, and wait for nature to take its normal course. The tank is required to be refilled every four weeks.
Bringing the garden indoors
Lepp, along with his partners, Sandeep Tidke and Manisha Tidke, believe in a wholesome living with your greens on a plate fresh from your garden. With that, Grow Smart Greens have recently launched the lemon basil plant pod in India, which is a hybrid between basil, Ocimum basilicum, and American basil, Ocimum americanum. Meanwhile, Click and Grow provides all the pods based on the specifications and needs of its Indian customers.
The holy basil, Tulsi or Ocimum basilicum, is used for religious and medicinal purposes in India. A lot of households in India grow Basil at home. Due to its large geographical diversity, it is not possible to grow Basil in all the regions in India. In Ayurveda, Tulsi is called the “queen of herbs.” Various studies conducted on this herb revealed that it has properties such as being antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-allergy, anti-pyretic, carcinogenic, and more. It is also said to make the air pure by absorbing harmful substances from the air and releasing oxygen. But if you grow it outdoor, chances are, the other biota will also eat the leaves. The Smart Gardens will take care of the plants on their own and could become an essential device to have in one’s household.
The Grow Smart Greens company has had great responses from all over the country and last month sold around 100 smart gardens. The Smart Garden 3 seems to be a popular choice, and it costs around $109 in India and $99.95 on Click and Grow’s website. Nonetheless, it doesn’t matter where you live. The smart gardens will deliver what they are offering. The technology behind this device makes perfect sense on paper, also makes gardening look fun, and should be given a shot.
If you’re interested in comparing the solution with other smart indoor gardening products, you can also have a look at Bosch Smart Indoor Gardening, BerlinGreen, and Gardyn to get a better feeling for the features.
Photo credit: The images used are owned by Click and Grow and have been provided for press usage.
Sources: US National Library of Medicine / The Indian Express
Editorial notice: March-16, 2021 – we have corrected a phrase in which there was a missing word. We have added alternative products from other companies to provide the reader with more points of reference. Requests to further praise the VAR Grow Smart Greens and their leadership have been denied as deemed irrelevant to the report.