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Gardening Survey. All responses are accepted :)

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Dear gardeners,

Gardening Survey

Hello, we are a group of high school students trying to gather information about gardening. Our purpose is to use the responses to develop a more efficient indoor gardening system. In order to develop an indoor gardening system, we would need to gather responses on what problems people face when gardening. Our class requires us to design a planter that takes up less room and functions more efficiently than other planters. This would benefit households with limited space or time. A compact design and self watering feature or an app system would make the planter more user friendly. Modernizing the planter to grow multiple vegetables, flowers, and herbs would minimize the effort needed to grow the plants. Thank You.

-Tyson Anderson
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Location: North Georgia / Appalachian mountains , Zone 7B/8A
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I took your survey, but I'm reallly not clear on what attributes you are envisioning for an "indoor garden",
are we talking about a few pots with herbs in them, or a large operation that might say, take up an average room?

The scale of the "indoor garden" is going to effect responses.  Auto-watering wouldn't make any sense for a few pots, but would for a room full of planters.

IF I was to need an indoor garden, it would have to be stackable or use vertical space as much as possible.  It would have to have LED lighting to make up
for any lack of natural light, it would have to be clean and provide protection from soil/water from getting on home surfaces, uncomplicated without bits and pieces
to get lost or broken. Rugged construction.  

I don't currently have an indoor garden per se, but rather I keep plants, trees/bushes etc, inside during the winter that will go outside.  I also start young plants
for eventual planting outdoors, so I do have similar experiences.  Keeping things clean and dry are some of the more involved bits with this.
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