I get my inspiration from things that annoy me. There are just so many things out there where I think they could be made more convenient.
The indoor gardening idea was one of them.
I still remember the day where I read in the news that a lot of fruit and vegetables that were imported by the country were now banned because they detected too high pesticides and harmful chemicals.
A Moment of Realization
That’s crazy I thought and started to read up about it and various news outlets had interesting research on the topic.
Did you know that nowadays our store-bought fresh produce can have up to 32 toxic active ingredients sprayed onto them while 40 years ago the average was “just” 5? While this chemical cocktail keeps veggies look fresh for longer it comes at the risk of stroke, heart attack and even cancer. I did not want to expose my family to that!
From that point on I tried to source organic produce, but it came at such a high cost that I felt I am being robbed for a pack of tomatoes which on top of all was packed in plastic.
I mean seriously, if I buy organic, I do not want to feel guilty about the packaging, right? Anyways…. I tried growing at home but the bugs would eat my spinach in the garden so this didn’t go far. Additionally I really do not have a green thumb, I can kill weeds within a matter of days.
Yes weeds, believe it or not!
To sum up, this outdoor gardening didn’t really work out.
If A Job’s Worth Doing……….
I decided to buy a cheap pipe set hydroponics kit from abroad. It worked kind of well. I mean it’s really bulky and not nice to have in my living room, but it kind of did the job. It was only when the plant roots grew too much and the water would flow outside the unit, when I realized that there must be a better solution.
As I couldn’t find one on the market, I built one myself. Took a while to get it right. It’s actually a lot more complicated than it looked at first as I wanted it to be pretty.
It took me 3 years to create the version I have in my home now and I am pretty proud of it. It looks just like I had hoped and does grow just like I wanted. Mission accomplished.
The feedback I received from friends was overwhelming and I started to think that there might be more people keen to grow at home and there it was: the idea to build more indoor gardens so that everyone who would like one could have one.
I am passionate to help everyone to grow at home, whether in a back yard or indoors. If you like my idea it would be great if you could spread the word and we could soon become a community of home growers!
What do you think? Are you ready to #jointhemovement?