LG Just Debuted a Fridge That Will Grow Your Leafy Greens

Transform they way you cook and garden with LG's new herb-growing fridge.

Growing your own indoor garden might be easier than you think, thanks to a brand-new, futuristic appliance from LG. The first-ever home gardening cultivator debuted last month at CES 2020, a national trade show that showcases the latest and greatest innovations in consumer technologies. Unlike an extra fridge, this device enables you to grow your own herbs and leafy greens indoors!

If you have the space, here’s how to grow a salad garden outdoors.

How Does It Work?

The column cultivator controls light, humidity, water and temperature to creating the perfect environment so that even non-green thumb folks can grow fresh, delicious greens. It’s designed to be installed alongside a full-size refrigerator, giving you the benefit of knowing and controlling exactly where your food is coming from. The vegetables come in “all-in-one seed packages” and are available in different varieties of lettuces and herbs including romaine, chicory, basil and arugula. A smartphone app works as a companion/helper to ensure a successful harvest for you.

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Change the Way You Eat

When fresh greens are readily available, you’re more likely to make healthy choices and improve your overall diet. Leafy greens are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, eating them two or three times a week can prevent cancer and heart disease. Plus, using the cultivator gives you peace of mind knowing your veggies are free of chemicals. (We still recommend washing your greens before eating ’em, though.)

Is It in Stores Yet?

LG hasn’t told us when the vegetable cultivator will be released or how much it will cost, but you can assume it won’t be cheap. The cultivator will be part of LG’s luxury Signature Kitchen Suite brand. For comparison, a Signature Kitchen Suite 42-inch built-in refrigerator retails at $9,799. We can’t wait to see one in action.

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If you’d prefer to go the traditional route, make sure you know the best herbs to grow indoors.

Eat Your Leafy Greens!
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Erica is a freelance lifestyle writer with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her favorite recipes are quick, easy and something her kids will actually eat. When she's not writing you'll find her organizing a closet, roaming the aisles at Target or nursing her third Diet Coke of the day.