Can an Indoor Smart Garden Beat Outdoor Gardening? We Tested It | WSJ

Can an Indoor Smart Garden Beat Outdoor Gardening? We Tested It | WSJ

Can smart gardens really grow delicious vegetables inside your apartment? WSJ asked Timothy Hammond, an urban gardener and educator in Houston, to test out Rise Gardens hydroponic smart garden to see how the vegetables compare with his own outdoor garden. Photo: Ben Hallock for The Wall Street Journal

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50 Comments

  1. Robert Kattner on October 12, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Good usefully grow lights cost a thousand dollars and up,up.

  2. Tammy Leung on October 12, 2021 at 9:00 am

    i garden because i want to be outside and move a bit.

  3. J0nrages on October 12, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Ask him how to defeat the Squash Vine Borer, I just got decimated

  4. Sui Sing Horace Ho on October 12, 2021 at 9:01 am

    How does the taste compete?

  5. P. L. F. on October 12, 2021 at 9:04 am

    🚧👁🚧🧠

  6. vangelis sotiropoulos on October 12, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Mmm, now that’s a 700$ leafy green salad…

  7. Daniel X on October 12, 2021 at 9:06 am

    No it can’t. I experimented with hydroponics. Costs too much to build. One led light alone costs $100-200. Sun light is free. Sprinkler system too expensive and maintain. Not worth it.

  8. Wokey McWokeface on October 12, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Com’on, WSJ! You have to tell us the ROI of the garden!

  9. Divine Intellect on October 12, 2021 at 9:09 am

    So why did wsj not share this brothers info for his social media? Trash

  10. skyak on October 12, 2021 at 9:10 am

    For over $700 I expect to not need to clean up after plants.

  11. Victor Popov on October 12, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Didnt even do a test comparison.

  12. Lum on October 12, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Wow so smart. Is it fisher price?

  13. kofManKan on October 12, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Rip off, but bring on the competition, all will be well.

  14. HumNYC on October 12, 2021 at 9:14 am

    What about the taste? Although they grew at different rates, and the varieties are probably different, does an indoor garden with artificial light affect the taste of the final product? Also for size, I’m imagining the smaller versions of the indoor unit aren’t going to provide much once you harvest; in order to always have fresh greens available you’d need the larger unit to sustain constant growth and harvesting. The pods remind me of Keurig — are they sustainable, or bad for the environment?

  15. Dr8gos Solo on October 12, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Teacher:I’ll give you some fun homework
    Me: 3:37

  16. curiouse on October 12, 2021 at 9:15 am

    The price is insulting!

  17. lokospoko on October 12, 2021 at 9:16 am

    hate hidden ads… btw you can build that for 30% of the 700usd!

  18. MrBakedDaily on October 12, 2021 at 9:16 am

    This is an horrible comparison

  19. Kasyfil Syahmi on October 12, 2021 at 9:17 am

    i love it

  20. Prasanna Kumar on October 12, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Always been skeptical about hydroponics, how do they make sure the water has all the nutrients. They could be missing some micro nutrients.

  21. ittotaq on October 12, 2021 at 9:17 am

    What’s dumb is those grow pods for the hydroponics will cost more than you going to the supermarket and buying it yourself. Wish it wasn’t that way.

  22. Mescheryakov Robert on October 12, 2021 at 9:20 am

    every pound is a seedling, invest your
    seedling to creat a tree,re-invest your
    seedling to creat a forest. to become
    rich you must value savings more than
    spending

  23. Scroto Saggins on October 12, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Is this an ad?

  24. Cune Rater on October 12, 2021 at 9:22 am

    I had the Rise Garden for a little over a year. It’s nice until their water pump failed and there support team won’t admit to replacing it to the latest one, which they have been doing for other customers. Worst experience ever

  25. Yusuf Wadud on October 12, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Will the plants have same nutrients as the ones grown in the sun ?

  26. Robert Jackson on October 12, 2021 at 9:24 am

    My question is what is in the ‘so called nutrients’ that your adding that they supply. My purpose of gardening period is to be as organic with what goes into my veggies as possible. I would not want some lab fast grow chemicals in my food supply. Do they disclose on the bottles exactly whats in them?

  27. Matthew Ng on October 12, 2021 at 9:26 am

    $1000 to grow some vegetables lol

  28. Alexander Gracian on October 12, 2021 at 9:26 am

    lol. Rediculously expensive & over-engineered. Suggest using Kratky method, it’s simple, effect, cheap and virtually zero maintenance. Just a few plastic containers (from Whole Food market if you want to be a hipster) and a few cheap grow light led’s! Eg https://youtu.be/XDuqJUdjr14

  29. Brad Miller on October 12, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Not worth it, build your own and you can customize it to whatever you want to grow, herbs, cacti, flowers, etc.

  30. David Pak on October 12, 2021 at 9:28 am

    No

  31. Vamshidhar D on October 12, 2021 at 9:28 am

    You didn’t talk about nutrition which has more minerals and vitamin?

  32. Jarred Lozano on October 12, 2021 at 9:31 am

    That reservoir isn’t big enough for big veggies roots

  33. NPC007 on October 12, 2021 at 9:32 am

    This is so stupid, you can easily make one yourself, and as for the grow lights it cost pennys to run, LED lights barely use any wattage and the water pump is nothing as well.

  34. xXxSkyViperxXx on October 12, 2021 at 9:34 am

    they could grow crops in space or mars or antarctica or the moon using this

  35. ibex33 on October 12, 2021 at 9:35 am

    What a useless contraption

  36. nukezat on October 12, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I can build something better with 100 bucks worth of home depot parts

  37. U Haul on October 12, 2021 at 9:38 am

    1 word: *IKEA*

  38. jcrowley1985 on October 12, 2021 at 9:40 am

    For that price, at least grow weed in it

  39. heri0n on October 12, 2021 at 9:41 am

    This is just an ad…

  40. Trevor Doge on October 12, 2021 at 9:42 am

    I’m looking into wall mounted hydroponics for my apartment.

    There are good plans on YouTube to build one for yourself!

  41. Brendan Kirk on October 12, 2021 at 9:43 am

    I have one. I love it

  42. Will McKinty on October 12, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Nice review! – LOVE that people seem to be getting more and more into growing their own food!

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  44. santy33143 on October 12, 2021 at 9:50 am

    The future

  45. No One on October 12, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Ask any cannabis farmer, outdoor can’t even compete with indoor. There is no competition when your’e able to completely control the environment.

  46. xXxSkyViperxXx on October 12, 2021 at 9:52 am

    that guy was honest. he wasnt just advertising the product that sponsored him

  47. Mr Evans on October 12, 2021 at 9:55 am

    🧘🏾‍♂️📝

  48. Jennifer Sun on October 12, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Just grow it lol

  49. iuztihc on October 12, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Is it worth it financially?

  50. LEO BECCA on October 12, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Love this! Very insightful!

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