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LG's smart indoor gardening system offers growers year-round veggies

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LG's latest smart appliance brings an automated veggie plot into the living room
LG's latest smart appliance brings an automated veggie plot into the living room
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LG's latest smart appliance brings an automated veggie plot into the living room
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LG's latest smart appliance brings an automated veggie plot into the living room
The LG Tiiun features a big transparent door so indoor gardeners can see their crops growing
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The LG Tiiun features a big transparent door so indoor gardeners can see their crops growing
The LG Tiiun smart indoor garden can accommodate up to a dozen seed pods
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The LG Tiiun smart indoor garden can accommodate up to a dozen seed pods
The LG Tiiun controls lighting, temperature, airflow and water supply for optimum growth
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The LG Tiiun controls lighting, temperature, airflow and water supply for optimum growth
Indoor gardeners can expect to harvest crops in four to eight weeks after popping seed pods into the LG Tiiun
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Indoor gardeners can expect to harvest crops in four to eight weeks after popping seed pods into the LG Tiiun
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We've seen a good many indoor growing systems over the years, aimed at supplying users who perhaps don't have an outdoor garden with a steady supply of greens throughout the year. Many of these have been Kickstarters, but now LG is looking to get in on the growing party with a freestanding appliance called the Tiiun.

The Tiiun is already on sale in Korea – where it means "to sprout" – and is about to be showcased at CES 2022 in January, after LG picked up an Innovation Award from the Consumer Technology Association for the indoor garden last month.

About the size of a small fridge, the mains-powered unit sports two growing shelves that can each accommodate six seed packages or pods – which include a growing medium and feature a number of holes for germination.

Internal temperature is automatically controlled leveraging tech from the company's refrigerators, timed LED lighting mimics natural growing cycles, and the system even controls air flow for optimum growth. The see-through door allows indoor gardeners to watch their crop of greens grow, while keeping bugs out so there's no need for harsh insecticides. Users can expect to harvest in four to eight weeks.

The LG Tiiun controls lighting, temperature, airflow and water supply for optimum growth
The LG Tiiun controls lighting, temperature, airflow and water supply for optimum growth

The unit's operation can be monitored using LG's ThinQ mobile app too, and parameters can be adjusted as needed. The app will also notify users when the unit's water tank needs a top up, with the Tiiun setup ensuring that the growing pods are given a drink eight times per day.

"LG Tiiun is a practical and convenient solution for busy consumers who want to enjoy a greener, healthier lifestyle at home," said LG's Lyu Jae-cheol. "A stylish addition to one's home or apartment, our smart gardening system makes growing herbs, leafy greens and flowers fun and simple, even for those of us with zero gardening experience."

There's no mention of US pricing or availability, but it went on sale in LG's home market for 1.49 million won (which converts to US$1,250) in October. The company says that the Tiiun (along with a mini version) will be on virtual display at its digital exhibition booth at CES 2022, which kicks off on January 5.

Source: LG

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Pupp1
Those are going to be VERY expensive vegetables and herbs.
Rocky Stefano
@pupp1 - If you buy medicinal marijuana, I'd rather grow it myself considering I spend 400/mth on scrips now.
ljaques
That price probably sounds cheap to someone living in Nome, AK who has fresh veggies flown in weekly.
Adrian Akau
North Pole and Siberia might be able to use this item.
mediabeing
This is nice, but it's not the self-monitoring, plant wrangling device we're going to want before long.