I love to garden, but I haven't had a lot of luck with my fruits or vegetables the past few years. But maybe there's hope yet...
Inside3DP.com has reported that Yuichiro Takeuchi has engineered a way to 3D print gardens for hard-to-grow places like urban rooftops. Rather, he has printed a nutrient-rich yarn that can hold the seeds which ultimately sprout. Because the yarn is 3D printed, its shape can be manipulated to create a live art installation or match the architecture to which it is being applied.
In addition to being able to plant in difficult spaces, Takeuchi suggests that it is also less expensive:
"'The printing solution takes away much of those hurdles, and also provides a high degree of flexibility (one can print out a garden that fits snugly into any designated space) which hopefully will make hydroponic gardening more attractive for citizen living in dense cities with limited space,' he said."
Hearing that it is the seeds and not the plants that are applied through printing worries me... I seem to kill plants that have already sprouted... not sure I'm going to fare very well with seeds... even if they are embedded in a nutrient-rich yarn.