Sure, a refrigerator can keep your veggies fresh… but LG’s tiiun can keep it fresher! Designed as a unique home appliance that lets you grow your own herbs and veggies the LG tiiun was announced in the run-up to CES 2022. The indoor gardening appliance is roughly the size of a dorm refrigerator, standing at approximately 3 feet tall, and features two shelves that can accommodate up to 6 all-in-one seed packages and various seed kits.
The term tiiun comes from the Korean word meaning ‘to sprout’ and is LG’s way of indicating that this appliance is an all-in-one self-sufficient garden. The appliance creates a perfect microclimate and all the right conditions for the plants to grow, even mimicking light cycles so you could potentially keep your tiiun anywhere in a room without worrying about access to proper sunlight. LG’s Flexible Weather Control System creates the ideal situations for organic growth while also keeping pests at bay. An internal watering system also delivers water to the plants (8 times a day) to keep them hydrated. All you really have to do is install the tiiun and sit back while your plants grow on their own!
The LG tiiun comes at a time when companies are realizing our push to self-reliance. The pandemic has done its job of exposing the fragile nature of our supply chain, and it’s no surprise that a lot of people are now taking to home and kitchen gardening, while increasingly attempting at making our own food (whether it’s sourdough loaves or banana bread) from scratch. The tiiun encourages that vision by giving you a foolproof way to grow your own veggies and herbs in the comfort of your home without worrying about plant-care.
Some may remember LG’s massive vertical farm from back in January 2020. Occupying the size of a large double-door refrigerator, the vertical farm was merely a starting point for what LG’s offering today with the tiiun. The radically smaller tiiun is perfect for any household, and can sit in a room, doubling as a couchside table that also happens to grow plants within it. Sure, it’s not as bohemian as your ceramic or concrete planter with those lovely indoor plants, but it caters to a different audience. The idea LG is selling is that growing your own greens can be as easy as plugging a device in and hitting the power switch. LG sells all-in-one seed kits that sit in the tiiun’s shelves, and once you’ve put the kits in place and switched the appliance on, the tiiun takes over. “A stylish addition to one’s home or apartment, our smart gardening system makes growing herbs, leafy greens and flowers fun and simple, even for those of us with zero gardening experience”, says Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company.