LG's New Refrigerator Will Grow Your Leafy Greens and Herbs for You
This high-tech fridge does everything for you—including watering your plants.
LG Electronics unveiled an "indoor gardening appliance" at CES (one of the largest consumer technology shows in the world) earlier this month that allows you to grow herbs and vegetables, right in your refrigerator. The column-style fridge has built-in light, temperature and water controls—as well as a handy growth-monitoring app on your phone—to help you grow the garden of your dreams.
This high-tech fridge is perfect for city-dwellers who don't have gardens or those who want to know *exactly* where their herbs and veggies come from. And the best part? You don't have to be an experienced gardener. In fact, the fridge does pretty much all of the heavy lifting for you.
According to a media release from LG, the appliance "replicates optimal outdoor conditions by precisely matching the temperature inside the insulated cabinet with the time of day. LED lights, forced air circulation and wick-based water management allow seeds to transform quickly into ingredients for delicious recipes and dishes."
The refrigerator can hold up to 24 seed packages, which all contain peat moss and fertilizer for immediate planting. And there's no need to worry about under- or over-watering—according to the media release, the non-circulating water supply technology evenly distributes the perfect amount of water to stimulate plant growth as well as prevent algae and unpleasant odors.
The fridge is not currently for sale and a representative from LG could not yet confirm how much it will cost, but we do know that the appliance will come with 20 different seed varieties, including romaine, arugula, chicory and basil.