“Eco garden” is an idea for the self-production of vegetables at home, increasing the quality of life thanks to a new user- and environmental-friendly device.
The disposal of plastic pots is becoming a serious problem and no longer eco-friendly. The production of small cultivation units (comparable to capsules) using organic materials from vegetal by-products can allow the creation of a compostable container, easy to dispose of and environmental-friendly at the end of the cultivation cycle. In fact, when the old cultivation unit is no longer reusable, the user can dispose of it in the wet trash to produce compost without dirtying the house and install a new one for the following cultivation cycle.
The cultivation units can be specifically constructed for different crops in order to absorb the right amount of water and provide the proper release of organic nutrients to the plants. These features allow users to produce vegetables by theirselves even without specific knowledge about the cultivation technique. In addition, the cultivation units are modular containers for easy insertion into the house or balconies space and design, facilitating the purchase and installation.