The Best Inventions of 2020
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November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

If you want a garden but lack a backyard, consider a Gardyn instead. The AI-powered vertical indoor-growing system lets you choose from 32 fruits, vegetables, greens, herbs and flowers that will ripen right in your living room. Load the seedpods into Gardyn ($799, with an additional monthly fee for membership and seed delivery), and its companion app monitors light, humidity and soil saturation, keeping tabs on growth via cameras to let you know when the crops are ready. Getting kids to eat a salad is a lot easier when they harvest the greens themselves, so feel free to ask them to chip in and help nurture your new garden: founder FX Rouxel made Gardyn with parents (and the family dinner table) in mind. —Marjorie Korn

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