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The Akarina 14 LED Hydroponic Box lets you grow food in your apartment

Akira 14 Hydroponic Grow BOx

The idea of growing your own produce and being self-sufficient is a wonderful one, but unless you live outside of a city and have a yard, that’s not happening. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t grow at least one plant or two if you’re in a populated area as there are options to grow things in your apartment.  This is with the stipulation that you must be willing to part with a sizable chunk of money though.

While it’s not the largest option on the market, this Akarina 14 LED Hydroponic Grow Box will let you grow one type of produce at a time. It’s likely to house an herb used for cooking or type of lettuce the most efficiently, but it’s sleek, stylish, and small enough that you won’t have to worry about how much space it might take up. You could always grow grass for your pets too, though you’ll want to make sure they don’t get too excited and knock it onto the floor.

This geometric “C” provides 16 hours of light a day on a timer, with four levels to adjust how bright or dim your plant likes it. It only weighs about 1.3 pounds, measures 8.3 x 3.9 x 10.8”, and comes with around 20 seeds, panel lids, 5 cultivation sponges, liquid fertilizer, and an AC adapter. It’s a compact set, but will cost you $147, which is a bit overpriced compared to what you could be putting that money towards. Of course, if your space is limited and you have the money to go for aesthetics, it would definitely be a fancy way to grow your own parsley.

Available for purchase on japantrendshop