How big is a Gardyn? Can it fit in a studio apartment?

The Gardyn was specifically designed to grow large quantities of food in a very small footprint, taking up just 2 square feet of floor space (the water tank measures 2 feet wide by 1 foot deep). When fully assembled, the Gardyn is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

If you're in a studio apartment, make sure you're comfortable with having the Gardyn's lights on at full intensity (Boost mode) for 14 hours daily to ensure the healthiest and fastest plant growth. You can easily adjust the light schedule in the app to suit your household rhythms by following our guide here.

What comes with my Gardyn?

Every Gardyn Home Kit comes with the same basic components, though some parts vary in material and appearance between the Gardyn Home Kit 2.0 and 3.0. Note that the Gardyn Home Kit 2.0 ships in 2 boxes (1 for the lights, 1 with everything else), while the Gardyn 3.0 ships in 1 box.

Every Gardyn Home Kit purchase includes:

  • 2 full-spectrum LED grow lights with attached cameras
  • 3 columns
  • 1 5-gallon water tank with lid, which contains the irrigation hose system, water pump, and sensors
  • 30 yPods to hold your plants in the columns
  • 30 free yCubes so you can start growing immediately
  • 6 Pod Caps to cover any open yPods where you choose not to grow plants
  • 1 packet of plant food with a 1-teaspoon scoop
  • 1 power supply and power cord
  • 1 silicone ySleeve to easily move and handle your plants without spilling water while harvesting
  • User Manual to help you assemble your device, plus a Quick Start Guide with our tips for getting started

Where should I set up my Gardyn?

The Gardyn is specifically designed for indoor growing and as such should never be placed outdoors. Even covered patios and screened porches experience too many temperature and humidity fluctuations to ensure healthy plants.

The Gardyn can grow anywhere in your home as long as there is a power outlet and access to your WiFi network. Ideally, the room you place your Gardyn in will have temperatures in the 65-75°F range and humidity levels in the 50-75% range. Thanks to the two full-spectrum LED grow lights, you don't need to worry about finding a sunny spot! Some people even choose to grow their Gardyn in a closet, pantry, or basement. We recommend placing your Gardyn against a wall so you can secure the wall safety straps, and avoid looking at the lights directly, as they can be bright!

What does the Gardyn need to work?

To operate the Gardyn, you need:

  • Access to a 110V power outlet
  • An indoor space to house your Gardyn (the Gardyn is not designed or intended for outdoor use)
  • A 2.4 GHz WiFi network band to connect the Gardyn to your WiFi so you can pair it with your phone. This gives you full control of your Gardyn and access to its full functionality at your fingertips.
    • The Gardyn App requires a phone, tablet, or smart device with operating systems iOS 12.0 or Android 4.1 and up. The app is free to download.
    • The Gardyn can operate without WiFi, but its functionality and your ability to control it will be limited.

Do I need a water connection?

No. All you need is access to water clean enough to drink, and in fact, tap water is the best option! The Gardyn comes with a 5-gallon water tank which you will fill about once a week with fresh tap water. If you're a member, Kelby will remind you when your tank's water level is getting low.

Do I need to secure my Gardyn to the wall?

Every Gardyn comes with two wall safety straps so you can easily fasten it to the wall using the appropriate hardware for your wall type. The Gardyn is designed to balance even when full of heavy plants, but we recommend securing it to the wall as an additional safety precaution, particularly if you have young children or pets.