The Micro-Farm is an automated hydroponic system that allows you to effortlessly grow your own herbs, fruits, vegetables and salad greens in your home, so you’ll always have the freshest and most nutritious produce.
Hydroponics uses nutrient-rich water instead of soil, and optimized lighting to grow plants. This provides the perfect conditions for plants, which grow 2-3x quicker while using a fraction of the power and water; the process is more efficient, sustainable and dependable than conventional agriculture.
That’s ok! The Micro-Farm and Babylon App make the growing process easy for anyone to use... All you’ll have to do it insert the Seed Pods and nutrients, and occasionally top up the water.
Produce collected in conventional farming loses most of its vitamins and antioxidants by the time it reaches your plate. With the Micro-Farm, you can take it from our table to yours in a matter of seconds, ensuring that you are getting the most out of your produce!
The Micro-Farm is intended for indoor use, and could malfunction if exposed to the elements. Your plants will be happier inside your home!
We do not currently sell accessories for the Micro-Farm. However for certain plants (tomatoes, hops, strawberries) it may be beneficial to attach trellises to encourage upwards, rather than sprawling, growth.
The Babylon App can control various Micro-Farms simultaneously; just name them so that you know which is which! This allows you to expand your growing capabilities.
The light spectrum of the LED lighting is optimized to plants’ growth, which primarily benefit from the blue and red light at the ends of the visible spectrum. Combined, we see a soft pink light.
The LED lighting gives off minimal heat – just enough that the plants may feel it, but you almost certainly won’t!
The LED lighting will stay on for between 12-18 hours per day, in order to give the plants the optimal growing conditions. You can turn the lights on or off using the App if and when necessary, but the plants usually benefit from greater exposure to these lights. Having their ‘rest-period’ during the day, when natural light can reach the plants, means they will not have their required hours of exhalation of carbon dioxide. For this reason, the lights will usually turn off during the night.
The Micro-Farm is 60” long, 24” deep and between 51” and 66“ tall including the light rack, and 28” from floor-to-table surface.
The reservoirs each hold 3 gallons of water. There is no need for additional watering, and spraying the growing surface is not advised. Please make sure that you are physically capable of carrying 25lb when filling or emptying these reservoirs.