If the user creates an account on a website and downloads an
app they could buy a plot in a greenhouse or outdoors and choose
which plant they would like to grow.
By having their plot hooked up to an automated system that
could be controlled remotely the customer could pick one of two
(grow your own)
This would provide a true interactive growing experience,
allowing the user to fail and try whatever options they want with
the option for no external guidance allowing the user full
customization. This would be great for pro's who know what they
want or newbies who want to see how changing settings would
If you simply want to customize the nutrient levels, ph levels,
watering schedule but maintain the convenience of automatic
timers rather than having to remember to "water" your plant you
would have an "expert option."
GFM (grow for me)
The recommended settings on automatic timers removing the
need to manually "water" your plants or figure out any details
about nutrient schedules.
The customer would be able to view their plant real time in one
of two ways:
The lights would be on a motorized track with a networked gopro
camera attached to the rail system. Every time the light passes
over the customers individual plant a picture would be cataloged
and linked to the individual account. This would provide an
isolated photo (the camera would pass over your plant every 5-15
minutes depending on rail motor and length of track) that could
be viewed real-time.
This would give you a good image because it would be directly
under the lights, for photo/video. Ideally the system would be
timed up to store realtime video for each plant separately for a
"timeline" of each plant constructed of the segmented clips made
from while the camera was directly above your plant.
So when the user logs into their server account they can pull up a
timelapse of images/video (video rather than images would be a
'pro account' feature) taken every 5-15 minutes to create a time
lapse photography timeline that the user could scrub through to
see how their plant is growing over time.
The same principal but rather than a real-time updated time
lapse photography from the networked gopro in the greenhouse
the photography would be taken by drones. Using a system where
the drones several times a day (or maybe just once if its a pain in
the ass) would fly above the user's plot and through the same
system would have an isolated picture/video of their plant stored
on their server account.
So overall through a bunch of internet servers, cameras, drones,
and automated watering/nutrient customization settings the user
could grow a plant remotely through their computer or
smartphone and then have the produce shipped to them.
This would be a useful service to people who want to garden but
don't have access to the space, while allowing them the full
experience of watching a plant grow and having the ability to
grow it how you want (within limits obviously, cloud garden
couldn't provide 1000 different nutrient plans or anything.)