Rise Gardens is expanding its assortment of in-home hydroponic garden systems with the launch of the compact Personal Garden.
According to the company, the new garden is designed to fit in smaller spaces such as countertops and shelves. Additionally, the unit also is equipped with an Amazon Alexa skill that enables voice control of the garden.
“Ever since Rise Gardens joined the portfolio of Amazon Alexa Fund companies this past fall, we’ve been excited to add voice control to our products and work with the Alexa team,” said Hank Adams, CEO and Founder of Rise Gardens CEO. “Now it’s even easier and more fun to grow your own food at home, year-round, even if you’ve never gardened before.”
The new Personal Garden includes all of Rise Gardens’ state-of-the-art lights, proprietary water flow technology, and modularity but in a smaller, more streamlined model.
Priced at $279, the Personal Garden allows people to grow four large plants (tomatoes, peppers, swiss chard, kale, etc.), eight medium-sized plants (herbs, flowers, etc.), or 12 small plants (radishes, beets, chives, lavender, etc.), and even microgreens. The unit is available for purchase at risegardens.com.
The Personal Garden joins Rise Gardens’ Family Garden, a larger system with a modular design that allows for one, two or three levels of growth at a time, accommodating everything from greens and herbs to microgreens, tomatoes and beets.
Both systems were designed with simplicity in mind, including a mobile app that monitors water levels and plant progress and reminds users when and how much to water and fertilize, along with a subscription service that mails supplies on a regular basis.
Rise Gardens is also rolling out several new accessories and add-on features designed to increase the amount and variety of produce you can grow. These include a Stand Kit and a Trellis Kit that provide extra support for growing large tomatoes, peppers and eggplants — both available now.
Additionally, the company will debut a microgreens tray that provides for the successful growth of up to a half-pound a week of the flavorful, nutritious, and pricey greens favored by chefs and foodies.