Back in the summer I had the pleasure of visiting GE Appliances (GEA) down in Louisville, KY. Traveling for the first time since October 2019 was a bit stressful, but I did it! The occasion? Seeing all of the awesome new home tech innovations at the GE Profile Innovation Studio. They did not disappoint. There was so much to see, but my favorite was easily the new GE Profile Sage All-season Indoor Garden.
If you know me, or you have been following me on social media for the past couple of years you will know that I love my indoor garden and hydroponics. Yes, I do love the outdoor garden. But there is something incredible about defying the weather and growing your own food inside when it is freezing cold outside. My indoor garden kept me sane for all of 2020.
I got started in hydroponics about 2 years ago. Watching how the plants grow and thrive is fascinating to me. And seeing how technology improves and makes it easier and easier for us to grow food is so much fun. The technology in Sage takes growing to a whole new level.
What is Sage?
Sage is a state-of-the-art self-contained aeroponic indoor garden. Developed by a team of engineers including a master gardener who knew he had to be involved in this project, Sage has it all!
The footprint is no more than your refrigerator. With a glass door, beautiful stainless steel finish and closed lighting chamber, it is an attractive piece of indoor gardening art! You get fresh veggies year-round, in your home and you will be happy to show it off.
Since Sage is based on aeroponics there is zero soil involved! Plants are held in place by all-natural coconut core pods. This means that water and nutrients flow over the roots of your plants when needed to keep them healthy and growing.
Plants are fed through pH balanced, filtered water made within the unit that mixes with the nutrient solution and automatically distributes. And for the tech in me… the GEA SmartHQTM app will remind you when to refill (2.5 gallons every 5-7 days).
And there is no worry about making sure the temperature in your home is set to accommodate your plants. There is no need for a grow tent. The Sage All-Season Indoor Garden by the GE Profile Innovation Studio is a closed system. 5 distinct climate settings allow you to grow a wide variety of plants with different environmental needs. This means you can grow tomatoes, leafy greens, and peppers in different chambers and have each set to the perfect temp and humidity.
What Can I Grow?
Sage can grow all kinds of plants! Imagine having a constant supply of spinach, lettuce, bok choy, microdwarf tomatoes, peppers, and more in your home. You can experiment with all kinds of things! You cannot grow root veggies such as carrots or potatoes since those grow underground in dirt. And you want to stay away from indeterminate tomato plants that can grow to 6-10′ tall. But, the possibilities are still endless! It’s so much fun to experiment.
I will talk more in the future about how to choose plants for your indoor garden.
What if I Don’t Have a Green Thumb?
I did not always have a green thumb. At least I didn’t think I did, which is crazy because both of my parents always had a lot of houseplants. However, when I started with hydroponics I found my inner gardener! My green thumb started to flourish. And with Sage and the GEA SmartHQ app you can have a green thumb too.
The GEA SmartHQ app will help you become an expert in no time. It will keep you posted on the climate inside the Sage. You use the app to monitor everything… the water level, airflow and cooling system, temperature, humidity and nutrients. This takes the guesswork out of it and helps you be a better gardener.
Where & When Can I Get One?
The release date for the Sage All-Season Indoor Garden is still TBA. However, you can visit the GE Profile Innovation Studio site and sign up on the waiting list to receive more information and be among the earliest Sage indoor gardeners.
Check out my YouTube video for a bit more on Sage. And be sure to watch this page for more information.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by GE Profile. All opinions are my own.