"Harvest microgreens at home, like a professional indoor farmer." With this introductory line, the MicroFarm Kickstarter campaign by Mother achieved its crowdfunding goal of 8,000 euro within 90 minutes. Up until now, over 500 people have invested over 68,000 euro.
Mother has developed their own LED grow-light technology. This technology has already been implemented by larger scale indoor farms, including the microgreen growing company PachaGreens.
"MicroFarm uses a full-spectrum LED grow-light, which has a CRI of 95+. This means that colours render 95% similar to natural sunlight; in other words, our grow-light mimics the sun". The team at Mother, developers of the LED light, explain:
"Light spectrum defines how your plants will grow. It has been shown that when conventional blue/red grow-lights are used to grow plants, you will yield great gram/Watt results; however, the plants’ colour and flavour profiles will not fully develop. We engineered our grow-lights to use the full-spectrum of light, to grow plants with complete colour and flavour profiles. By using our full-spectrum light technology, you can grow any type of plant, in any stage of growth."
The lights have been installed and happily endorsed by Belgium microgreen growing company PachaGreens. PachaGreens grows microgreen vegetables on hemp and also helped to develop MicroFarm.
The campaign has been quite a success. With 9 days of funding to go, and having far surpassed their original 8,000 euro goal. "We are definitely making the right move towards helping people to harvest their own microgreens, in an easy-to-use professional way", they say.