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Hong Kong: Kitchen gardening know-how in palm of your hand

New mobile phone technologies mean even grow-your-own-food enthusiasts stuck indoors can show off their green-fingered talents

By Peta Tomlinson
South China Morning Post
Feb 5, 2018

Excerpt:

Agriculture is a cultural tradition in Hong Kong, currently enjoying a revival among the many urban farmers who are greening the city’s rooftops to grow their own produce and live more sustainably.

Already on sale, and shipping to Hong Kong, is the Plantui 6 smart garden, a Finnish innovation. Just add water and plant capsules (no soil) and the built-in computer takes care of the rest.

The Plantui smart watering system ensures that plants get the right amount of water, nutrients and oxygen, while high-end LED lights provide the best spectrums and intensity needed for photosynthesis.

Produce is harvestable in a matter of weeks, and users can even enable the Holiday Pause function to make the plants use less water and grow slower when they are away.

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