Niwa is an indoor salad generator for your home

By Joshua Schnell (@joshuaschnell) · Published May 16, 2014 at 12:23pm.

Growing food directly in your kitchen is about to become a lot easier. Niwa, a new Kickstarter project looking for funding, has all the tools and parts you need to plant an indoor garden, but without all the hassle of a traditional indoor growing system.

The enclosure controls lighting and humidity conditions, as well as waters and feeds your plants when they need it. It’s about as hands off as you can expect from an indoor garden. The Niwa is a fully enclosed hydroponic system that self manages itself from sprout to food.

It’s as simple as planting your seeds, and then telling the iPhone app what you’re trying to grow in the chamber. The Niwa takes care of the rest. And yes, you can plant more than one variety of fruit, vegetable, herb, or flower at a time.

The best part? It doesn’t look like crap.

The company is looking for funding to get the early manufacturing costs out of the way, and backers can drop anywhere from $10 to $10,000 to help get the project off the ground.  Pledging $299 gets you the Niwa Mini at a discount. $349 get you in on the ground floor for the full sized version.