‘Technology has hit all the doors’. Well, this stands true even for gardening. I am not kidding guys. We all know gardening as one of the least-tech supported works out there. Things have changed, and now you can introduce technology and make gardening more convenient and fun.
Herbot is an indoor plant robot by the Kickstarter that takes care of the home gardening. This way, urban farmers could maintain affordable and sustainable agriculture in the future.
Technology and Innovation in the Next Generation of Gardening
If you want to know the future of the gardens, then you need to take a look at methods being adopted by the tech-savvy farmers and the many agricultural experts.
History has witnessed many revolutions in gardening even a simple watering wand was one of them. Isn’t it? However, not many people are aware of it.
We shall learn a brief about each of the methods:
1. Vertical Farming
Traditional farming requires a fair amount of space especially when growing tomatoes, lettuce, etc. This is where the idea of vertical farming came into the picture. Using this technique, you can yield the same output for 1-acre land as that of 2-4 acres of traditional farming.
2. Tech Tools
You may come across different tech gadgets like garden sensors that keep a check on the moisture and the water level. Also, there are apps like the Gardening Companion, Leafsnap, GardenTags, and many others can help you in getting to know your plant more closely. Using such apps, you can also get tips and suggestions from other fellow gardeners on how to make the best out of the resources.
Farming will be done by the robots, yes it has been tested and proved. In the month of September 2017 – a robot planted a field of barley without any human intervention. Industrial agriculture is now automated and faster with robotic technology.
4. Hydroponic Farming
This farming has been in the limelight for many reasons. Hydroponic farming means less water, a no-soil farming solution that consumes less space too. I don’t know if there’s any reason to dislike this method!
Hydroponic technique combined with vertical farming is a sorted-after solution for our growing population.