Can an Indoor Smart Garden Beat Outdoor Gardening? We Tested It | WSJ

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Can smart gardens really grow delicious vegetables inside your apartment? WSJ asked Timothy Hammond, an urban gardener and educator in Houston, to test out Rise Gardens hydroponic smart garden to see how the vegetables compare with his own outdoor garden. Photo: Ben Hallock for The Wall Street Journal

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40 comments

Ian Lack June 14, 2021 - 10:18 PM

Yay! Do more videos with this guy. He’s fun.

Sail Broker June 14, 2021 - 10:24 PM

Carbon free energy = sun..

Jose Gonzalez June 14, 2021 - 10:25 PM

How can I buy this

Alan Barrett II June 14, 2021 - 10:25 PM

Cool, an advertisement.

Joel June 14, 2021 - 10:36 PM

Looks like a infomercial…

Yaur Yaur June 14, 2021 - 10:38 PM

What you are talking about exists in Singapore bigly. The whole world should learn from Singapore.

Uncle Thomas June 14, 2021 - 10:55 PM

full on hydroponics and aquaponics exist too…

Moonis June 14, 2021 - 10:58 PM

So this is how weed growing occurs.

Aurobindo Ghosh June 14, 2021 - 11:33 PM

you have to buy seed cups every time?

David Boson June 14, 2021 - 11:35 PM

a 6 minute commercial

jerry tong June 14, 2021 - 11:38 PM

This is commercial ads

leerypixel June 15, 2021 - 12:14 AM

wut is this like just straitup an ad ?

Financial Shinanigan June 15, 2021 - 12:19 AM

Sponsored by Smart Garden.

Haji84 June 15, 2021 - 12:28 AM

how about electricity bill

Gergely Soki June 15, 2021 - 1:01 AM

electricity bill goes……brrrrrrrr

Glenn Ratcliffe June 15, 2021 - 1:09 AM

Tim didnt do what I did yrs ago. Under lights Vs under sun but both on nutritionally mix. Both grow same but ones cheaper on power 👍

Paedophilius Wackelzahn June 15, 2021 - 1:13 AM

The reporter definitely is a weed grower xD

Dami lopez June 15, 2021 - 1:27 AM

No the answer is no

🏳️‍🌈Richie Big Beef🏳️‍🌈✓ June 15, 2021 - 1:46 AM

You get more calories out of $750 worth of guinea pigs.

Leon Nerlich June 15, 2021 - 1:49 AM

What is the energy usage of such a system.
Compared to outside gardening, I would think this system would consume quite a lot of energy

Powaup June 15, 2021 - 2:02 AM

WAAAAAANNNTTT. Will give them a year or 2 but really love the concept of hydroponics and being able to grow what I eat even if I don’t have a garden or ideal weather conditions

Allison Gryski June 15, 2021 - 2:25 AM

This seems like a horribly unsustainable approach to gardening: having to buy their specially packaged seed pods, not making use of any natural light or rain water collection, largely just opting out of interacting with your natural environment and seasons. Of course the lettuce grown indoors does better than outside in a sunny, hot climate, but I bet the tomatoes, peppers, and squash do better outdoors in that same environment. I suppose it's better than nothing if you live in a place with zero outdoor space and overshadowed windows, but it's still a very industrialized approach to a pursuit that should be connecting you with nature.

En G2 June 15, 2021 - 3:26 AM

Would this be considered as organic? I mean the nutrients are bottled..

Bailey Baker June 15, 2021 - 5:26 AM

People will be kicking themselves in few weeks if they miss the opportunity to buy and invest in Crypto

boom suga June 15, 2021 - 5:44 AM

I just want got know if I can grow weed with this thing

Arnaldo Bellucci June 15, 2021 - 6:06 AM

For sure you will be producing the most expensive salad in the world, by far.

Majik- ballz June 15, 2021 - 6:29 AM

That's a very nice 700 usd bowl of greens,truly fresh

1 June 15, 2021 - 7:38 AM

F*** the WiFi

Tai Nguyen June 15, 2021 - 8:28 AM

A lenticular lens can help reduce the variation in light due to shelf height

Rick Dworsky June 15, 2021 - 8:39 AM

Anyone dumb enough to believe this is mainlining junk food and snorting pixie dust.

Natarajan E June 15, 2021 - 10:21 AM

😮 wonderful

ren Xy June 15, 2021 - 10:33 AM

Look you can now grow plants indoors for $300

Bob Bobby June 15, 2021 - 10:37 AM

What’s the point of growing plants and flowers inside while we have an unlimited access to the soil outside.

Rendo Patto June 15, 2021 - 12:04 PM

I dont even have to watch to know indoor growing will always out preform outdoor

zeryphex June 15, 2021 - 3:41 PM

This is one step in the right direction.
One day, indoor gardening will get there.

Anthony Thompson June 15, 2021 - 3:46 PM

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Alparslan Korkmaz June 16, 2021 - 12:20 AM

Nice video.

Philip Gabriel June 16, 2021 - 12:55 AM

So much useful if the world is in ruins huh

Ian Sutherland June 16, 2021 - 1:20 AM

Tinkernut?