This Futuristic Home Appliance Is an Indoor Gardening Must-Have

An indoor gardening appliance is on the way from LG, and it could make growing veggies, herbs, and flowers easier than ever.

By Phillip Tinner | Published Jan 11, 2022 4:32 PM

LG Tiiun

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The LG tiiun has been unveiled as the manufacturer’s latest home appliance, and it may impress subsistence gardeners more than the mini fridge it resembles.

In Korean, tiiun means “to sprout,” and it’s a fitting name for what’s essentially a small indoor greenhouse. The LG appliance made a splash at CES 2022, and the company could be poised to make growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers at home more accessible.

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LG tiiun is a new home appliance.

LG Tiiun

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While a kitchen gardening machine will certainly break new ground for the electronics giant, it will retain some familiarity for longtime LG customers. Its moisture, light, and temperature controls draw on established technologies used in the company’s refrigerators and other appliances. Its sleek, simple appearance reinforces that connection, and what’s inside the climate-controlled gardening cabinet already made it a CES 2022 Innovation Award winner ahead of its proper debut.

How does it work?

LG Tiiun

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The LG tiiun is a freestanding plant-growing appliance, and it has an assortment of features to make kitchen gardening a breeze. Its two shelves can each hold up to six all-in-one seed packages (from three sets of seed kits), and each package contains enough holes to germinate up to 10 seeds apiece.

No information has been given on how third-party greens might fit on tiiun’s shelves, but LG confidently claims buyers will be able to take plants from seed to maturity in 1 to 2 months. This is thanks to proprietary temperature controls, a “smart gardening system” that waters eight times per day while maintaining optimal moisture levels, and LED lighting amplified by tiiun’s internal design to “increase photosynthesis efficiency.”

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Its form follows function.

LG Tiiun

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The window into these smart horticulture processes is a literal one, and the transparent door’s airtight seal keeps out pests and climate alike. Combined with the ambient LED lighting inside, the clear aperture adds an instant touch of green flair to whatever room the appliance is in. The door also allows owners to keep an eye on their plants as tiiun tends to them. Even when away, LG ThinQ app users can still monitor their plants, receive water tank refill notifications, and adjust settings on the go.

Further accenting the LG tiiun’s decor potential are two stylish color choices: Nature Green and Nature Beige. These neutral tones should help the appliance fit in with—or stand out from—its surroundings with ease.

LG tiiun pricing and release information was not available at press time.