I can't wait to use [Solar Caps] here in our garden to get an early start on the growing season.
Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) November 21, 2016
All home gardeners, from the simple hobbiest to the gardening fanatic, have a mutual dilemma when it comes to planting an early crop - frost. This literal natural plant killer is what prevents many gardeners from planting early in the Spring, or at least from planting and growing a crop successfully. Yet, the common desire is to plant early. That gives the plants more time to grow so that they're bigger by the time of harvest.
Demetrios Agathangelides is a former Utah resident who recognized this problem during his many years as the owner and operator of Mountain Valley Seed, a Utah business that continues to thrive even after Demetrios has sold it. His experience and industry contacts have made him well-known within the gardening and agriculture community in Utah and Idaho. He has also worked with many professionals in the Utah Nursery and Landscaping Association and Southern Utah University. After selling his business he now has more time on his hands, which he has used to develop a product to address the problem of frost for home gardens.
The product is called The Solar Cap™ by Safegrow™, which is a solar-powered mini greenhouse device that is placed over germinating seeds and young plants to protect them from frost. One major feature of the product is the layer of water in the wall of the cone-shaped device. The water collects heat from the sun during the day and releases it to the internal environment at night. The water also acts as a buffer for cold temperatures. However, the more prominent feature is the solar-powered automatic valve at the top of the device. The valve will automatically open in hot temperatures and close in cold temperatures to maintain an optimal internal temperature for the growing plant. Gardeners will appreciate the option to place the device and leave it while it takes care of their plant without requiring their time or constant supervision. Also, by using the device, they can plant their seeds 4-6 weeks earlier in the year which means their vegetables will be bigger and healthier at the time of harvest.
The product has been pre-launched in Kickstarter. Those who wish to be one of the first to own a Solar Cap for their garden (or many Solar Caps) can pledge to the campaign to receive Solar Caps as a reward. The campaign will strategically end in early December so that the Solar Cap can be given as a gift for Christmas with time for shipping. The goal on Kickstarter is to raise $20,000 which will be used to complete the finishing touches on development of the product and set up distribution operations. The product has begun gaining momentum with one Facebook follower saying, "I can't wait to use them here in our garden to get an early start on the growing season." Once the Kickstarter campaign has ended, the product will be available at http://www.safegrow.com.
Visit the Kickstarter campaign to pre-order: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/safegrow/safegrow-solar-cap-mini-greenhouse-frost-protectio