Update: Unfortunately Vertical Green cancelled it’s kickstarter campaign and the Plug and Plant Vertical Garden Kit will not be produced. For alternative Vertical Garden ideas check out my article The Ultimate Guide to Green Walls.
Plug and Plant Vertical Garden kit is the perfect gardening idea for decorating your boring indoor and outdoor walls with colorful plants, flowers, herbs, etc. There are different types of vertical gardening namely living wall planters, Green wall, tiered garden, stackable, and much more, like the Plug and Plant Vertical Gardening Systems.
I have done a lot of research about vertical gardening, my favorite one among the various types is the Plug and Plant as it involves a modular wall mounted system along with a watering tank, a smartphone app and a few smart sensor to make your gardening work much easier.
But unfortunately, the Plug and Plant Vertical Garden Kit was canceled by the manufacturer Vertical Green. Here in this article, I have shared about the features and specifications, the reason for the cancellation and other alternative vertical gardening systems.
Plug and Plant Vertical Garden Overview
Plug and Plant Vertical Gardening kit, created by the Mexican company Vertical Green, is made of interlocking “plugs” and can be mounted on a wall. Vertical Green is a part of Verde Vertical who is specialized in developing vertical gardens for its customers. This includes the creation of garden walls with proper water distribution and bio foam.
Each plug indulged has a prepackaged seed, the smart sensor (measures light, humidity, temperature, and other environmental conditions) and a smartphone app( the data generated is available on your smartphone via Bluetooth). So you stay updated about the health and progress of your vertical garden.
You will be able to connect multiple plugs to customize the system to your needs. This adaptable vertical garden system will add a green decorative element to your indoor or outdoor space.
Why I love Plug and Plant Vertical Gardening Kit over other systems
There are multiple reasons why I like this vertical gardening system. The plugs are smart giving you plenty of data to help you monitor your system. It helps to increase plant productivity, purify the air, and reduces stress levels. They are also affordable and have an innovative and creative design. Here are a few specifications that made many customers and myself prefer them.
Watering Tank(Automated): The plug and plant vertical gardening kit includes a water tank that helps in developing your plants, and this can hold the water for the plants up to 30 days. When the tank runs low you will be altered on your smartphone.
Interlocking Quality: The modular system enables you to connect the plug vertically, horizontally and diagonally easily.
Smartphone App: Help to know the status of your seeded plants and you can even share it on social media.
Simple Installation: You need a vertical surface along with lighting to fix these plug and plant vertical gardening system and can be installed within 10 minutes without much effort.
Innovative: No other vertical garden system is involved with a smartphone app or smart sensors to help you know the status of your plants and measure the environment changes.
Biodegradable Smart Bio Foam: The vertical gardening system is sustainable and clean and helps your plant roots to develop as they grow in this soil-less medium.
Hydroponic Technology: The vertical gardening system involves the hydroponic technology and therefore helps your seed to grow faster and without any restrictions. Unlimited growth is guaranteed with this plug and plant vertical gardening system.
Disposable Plugs: You can connect any number of plugs to grow your favorite plants, veggies, fruits, flowers, herbs, etc. Each plug will contain high premium quality seeds for efficient and optimal growth.
Versatile: You can choose the number of plugs and their layout to what fits your space and style. This smart vertical garden allows you to build a small or large garden.
Why Vertical Garden Cancelled the Plug and Plant Vertical System?
The Plug and Plant Vertical System was most likely cancelled due to funding issues. Vertical Green probably did not get rnough inital funding from their kickstarter campgain so it was feasible for them to continue with the project.
It’s unfortunate they weren’t successful because this system was one of the most innovative that I have seen.
Alternative Products to the Plug and Plant Vertical Gardening System
Apart from the Plug and Plant System there are many vertical gardening products that are affordable, practical, and adorable. Here are a few of the vertical gardens and high tech gardens that you can adapt to your indoor or outdoor areas.
Click and Grow Smart Garden
The Click and Grow Smart Garden is a small scale countertop hydroponic garden system. It had built in LED lights so your plants can grow indoors anywhere.
It’s simply to set up and even had ready to do plant pods to take the guess work out of knowing how much plants food and water to feed your greenery.
- Grow Fresh Herbs and Vegetables Indoors: energy-efficient LED grow lights ensure your plants thrive no matter the weather.
- Get Started Right Away: Just drop in the included plant pods, fill the water reservoir, and plug the self watering planter in - your herb garden...
- Explore New Plants: Choose from over 50 pre-seeded plant pods for your herb garden like cilantro, basil, lavender, wild strawberries, thyme, and...
The AeroGarden Sprout is an advanced hydroponic system. The Sprout is a small countertop model but there are other models that fit 6 or 9 plants.
The self-contained system lets you know when the plants are in need of nutrients and water. The Built-in LED light system helps your plants to grow faster and efficiently, resulting in more nutritious veggies, fruits and flowers. Plants can grow five times faster when compared to the plants that grow in soil.
- INCLUDES GOURMET HERB SEED KIT (3-POD) - Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, and Dill & a 3oz bottle of our patented, all natural Plant Nutrients...
- PLANT TO PLATE - Up to 3 plants can be grown at a time, up to 10" tall, Plants grow in water, not soil ; An advanced indoor garden made simple
- EASY TO USE - control panel tells you when to add water, reminds you when to add plant food (included), automatically turns lights on and off for...
Apart from these high tech vertical gardening systems, there is also other low-tech vertical gardening systems available.
The Plug and Plant Vertical Garden was expected to be one of the highest tech, innovative, and stress-free gardening systems available to the average person. Though it will be missed by us vertical garden nerds let’s hope other companies will develop cool, smart vertical gardens soon.