Seedo is a growing robot the size of a minifridge

Seedo is a growing robot the size of a minifridge

Here at The Elegant Stoner, we’re not yet cannabis growers, but we want to be! It certainly looks easy enough at first, but you start reading about how it all works, and things get complicated: You need to keep the food and water going at the right times and levels, and you need to keep control of your lighting as well, giving the plant the right light at the right times to keep it growing and flowering correctly. Like we said — it gets complicated fast, especially if you want to grow good weed.

Fortunately, there’s now a robot for that. Seedo is the perfect name for a robot that will basically grow for you — you can put a plant in the box, keep it protected and maintained, and just 90 days later, you’ve got your sexy cannabis nugs (or veggies, fresh herbs, or flowers — the actual marketing for the unit steers away from a drug that’s still technically illegal in the US, unfortunately). The box has its own AC system (including CO2 cartridges that can help photosynthesis), an auto-lighting system, different sensors for checking electrical conductivity and pH level, and there’s even an internal camera, so the unit can look at the plant it is growing (and you can too). It all works with an app, and reportedly it can deliver up to 100 grams of organic cannabis in just 90 days. Sounds wonderful!

What’s the catch, you say? Well, first of all, Seedo isn’t widely available yet — it’s still being developed, and while you can order one on the website, it’s not scheduled to show up until October of this year. Second, it ain’t that cheap — the official price is meant to be $3,000, though the early units are going for $2400. That’s definitely a lot more than a grow lamp and some plant food.

Still, that’s the price you pay for convenience, we guess. Dear Seedo, we’d love to test you out for a review, so if you’re reading this, please do reach out! Until then, we’ll probably keep aiming to become a grower the old-fashioned way: through hard work, patience, and probably a couple of failures. Maybe if we can produce a solid crop or two first, then we can save up to have a robot buddy to do things for us.

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