LettUs Grow brings food growing into the home. We reduce food waste and grow you the freshest salad possible. Simple, fun, and sustainable.
- Thank you for checking out LettUs Grow. We are crowdfunding our first product launch below so please check out our information and pledge if you’re able.
- Please also vote for us on VOOM2016 and help us pitch to Richard Branson. All voting is free and to make it would be an amazing experience!!
Why are we doing this?
LettUs Grow is a technology company on a mission – to reduce that 45% and provide easy access to fresh, tasty greens in the modern home.
Our solution is to design products, using our own blend of LED and soilless growing technologies, that bring salad growing into the home.
We are really passionate about good food and its sustainability.
The LettUs Grow vision is a salad garden in every kitchen, a chili plant in the living room. Housed in attractive but affordable LettUs Grow products, these will provide an interesting set piece for any room and cut down on the ridiculous amount of salad vegetables wasted every year.
Instead of buying half-dead salad leaves at a shop and wasting as much as you use, we’ll let you pick your food on demand. You won’t beat the taste or freshness of a plant grown on your kitchen counter and there certainly won’t be any food or plastic waste!
Young families without growing space would now be able to teach their children how to grow healthy food using educational resources on our E-cosystem application. Automated growth plans mean it’s easy to grow different plants without being an expert.
That is the LettUs Grow vision – help us make it your reality.
Our initial product range consists of a kitchen-top “Herb Garden” with capacity for 4 herb plants, and the “Salad Bar” that can grow up to 16 salad plants at any one time.
Via our E-cosystem web application you can get reminders on when to add water, replenish the nutrients, and can even operate your system remotely at work. Best of all we help you find out how much salad you’ve saved.
Our aim is to keep our pricing accessible to as many households as possible, so have designed affordable products that pay for themselves in 6-12 months of growing. Fresh, healthy food shouldn’t be expensive.
How they work:
All Lettus Grow products utilise energy efficient LED lighting that allows you to grow plants anywhere in the home – and not just on a crowded windowsill.
Both products use a mixture of hydroponic technologies to transport water and nutrients to the plant roots at each stage of their growth cycle. Organic coconut husk and clay beads will be provided as growth medium but you are welcome to buy alternatives if you’d like to experiment.
Simply dampen the coconut husk, add the water and nutrients to the growing chamber and plant your seeds. The application will let you know when you need to re-water your plants or replenish their nutrients. Detailed instructions will be provided as standard and will be available through the E-cosystem web application. To keep things simple we will be able to provide you with more seeds and nutrients, but you can buy them from elsewhere if you wish.
The whole purpose of the E-cosystem is to keep growing your own simple and fun. You can just use the app to select automated growth plans for your plants, or you can really jump in and create your own growth ‘recipe’ to share with the growing community!
Please have a browse through our pledges and vote for us! With your support we can begin to change the food system to a reality where we talk about food metres, not food miles..
We have been working on our LettUs Grow products ever since the team met in Autumn 2015. It’s been a great journey and we’ve learned an incredible amount along the way – to the point where we now have the designs (which you can see above) and working prototypes that will allow us to push towards sales in early 2017.
Your support through this crowdfunder will give us the capital to pay for injection moulds and set up our first production run for Winter 2016. Of course it will also mean we can deliver our first products to all you wonderful people at the same time!
We will be working tirelessly to support you all as our early-adopters and collect your feedback on what you love about the products or where we can improve. Taking this all on board we can push on towards a full retail launch to UK customers in 2017.
We are a passionate group of young entrepreneurs from the University of Bristol – largely made up of biology and engineering graduates. We believe we need to take back control of our food and that our good intentions are simply not enough.
LettUs Grow solves many of the problems we see in the global food system so we had to start-up. Our hope is to build a worldwide community of food growers who can make a real difference.
So join the growing community and LettUs Grow!