Attention, Plant Parents & Techies: This Tiny Garden is Powered By WiFi

updated Nov 29, 2020
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Attention, plant parents and tech aficionados: ēdn, a company working to reimagine how we connect with nature in the era of technology, has a product that will change everything you thought you knew about plants. SmallGarden, controlled via app, is a WiFi-powered indoor garden that can grow herbs, vegetables, flowers, and decorative plants all year-round. In sum, yes, it appears that smart gardens are now a thing. 

Here’s how the SmallGarden works: plug in the device and pair it with your smartphone on the app, add SeedPods (the product comes with 10 basil SeedPods), add water, and watch it grow. With its automated LED lighting feature, plant parents can set the garden’s light schedule on the ēdn app, as well as check the plants’ water levels. The app will send notifications when it needs more water or when it’s ready to harvest. 

Suffice to say, the product doesn’t require actual sunlight given its LED lighting feature. It comes with a sleek wooden planter box that makes it look like any other run-of-the-mill planter—only most run-of-the-mill planters don’t come with an adaptable charger. ēdn’s SmallGarden currently retails at $199.95, making it an eccentric gift option for your plant- and tech-obsessed bestie during this particularly strange holiday season. 

Credit: ēdn
Credit: ēdn

What’s more, ēdn also has an expansive collection of Smart SeedPods. The SeedPods, soilless and made with time-release plant food, are all biodegradable and non-GMO. But beyond basil, ēdn also has chive, baby red romaine, fennel, bibb lettuce, mint, marigold, and rosemary SeedPod packs for $25 each. There’s also a “Plant Your Own” SeedPod. 

The SmallGarden is available on ēdn, Apple, and West Elm. There’s also a sale going on right now to get two packs of SeedPods for free—plus free shipping—when you purchase a SmallGarden with the code BFCM2020 on ēdn’s website. Ah, a smart garden powered by technology. What a time to be alive.