Caption: This month, Ikea released a clever line of small-scale hydroponic gardening kits.Ikea
Last year, Ikea surveyed 8,500 people in eight cities around the world, to better understand their kitchen habits.
Runesson, who is Swedish and has worked at Ikea for 33 years, recently spent three years in the company s Shanghai office.
Ikea adapted the concept, and the Krydda/Växer line of small-scale hydroponic gardening kits was born.
The first houses moistened, stone wool plugs; the second, water-retaining pumice stones.
Seeds implanted in the stone wool plugs eventually sprout.
Users water the plants evenly with a small irrigation system.