Grow fresh produce indoors, year-round, soil-free with SproutsIO, the smart microgarden that learns from you.

SproutsIO combines our high performance growing device, sIO seed subscription, and SproutsIOGrow software services for an easy and engaging experience. By utilizing proprietary hybrid hydroculture growing technology and machine learning software, SproutsIO cultivates Personal Produce™, fruits and vegetables grown to your taste according to settings you customize.

SproutsIO is designed to fit your life and scale to your needs - whether you live in an urban apartment or run a world-class restaurant kitchen. Fresh, flavorful produce is now available any time, any place through an automated and transparent growing process.


SproutsIO makes it easy for you to grow your own produce, regardless of where you live or how much experience you have. Through elegant and thoughtful design, SproutsIO makes it possible for everyone to experience the pleasure of gardening.

Everything the plant needs will then be provided by the system, optimizing for the particular seed you choose. In no time you will begin seeing your produce grow. The SproutsIOGrow app lets you know when you need to take action. Occasional push notifications remind you when to add water, harvest, and order new sIO refills.


Getting started is simple - connect SproutsIO to WiFi using the SproutsIOGrow app, place a sIO seed refill into the basin, and add water. The sIO will activate a specific Growing Profile, whichs include light, temperature, humidity, conductivity, and imaging data.

By utilizing environmental sensors and machine learning software, SproutsIO defines and anticipates ideal conditions for each varietal. These processes occur behind the scenes, caring for your plants automatically. When your Personal Produce™ is ready, simply harvest, and a new sIO will be automatically shipped to you.

Growing profiles can be altered to steer your fruits and vegetables towards particular flavor profiles you prefer - what we call Personal Produce™. Leafy greens, flavorful herbs, fruiting plants, and root vegetables can be grown to your exact specifications and harvested when you need them.


The SproutsIO smart microgarden is thoughtfully designed. Each aspect of SproutsIO is crafted to the highest standards of quality, from its dishwasher-safe components to its intuitive software services. We've thought through the smallest details to ensure everyone can experience the pleasure of gardening.

SproutsIO utilizes both hydroponics and aeroponics to optimize for different types and stages of plant growth. This proprietary hybrid hydroculture system requires only 2% of the water and 40% of the nutrients used in soil-based cultivation and achieves 2-3 faster growth rates.


Our indoor growing system is chef-tested, enabling both home cooks and culinary professionals to create inspiring dishes with fresh, custom-grown produce. Through our professional Tastemaker Program, we partner world class chefs with our category-defining food technology to cultivate extraordinary produce, advance gastronomic development, and explore new formats for hospitality. SproutsIO’s modular design means it can scale to any need - control any number of devices from the same mobile app.


We designed SproutsIO to reconnect you with your food and empower you to participate in the growing process. SproutsIO grows with you too, continuously learning from the SproutsIO community. Each microgarden is a node within the SproutsIO network, creating a distributed system that can be leveraged for performance metrics, analytics and predictions. Together we can transform the food system and make a positive impact on the world.

What’s New

Version 1.4.8

Added support for Sign in with Apple
Streamlined login
Added device settings
Added ability to change when nighttime occurs
Added ability to pause lighting
Updated Photo Sharing
Updated Timelapse Sharing
Added offline detection to startup
Membership Updates
Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

afinethread ,


I was one of the earliest backers for this project on Kickstarter and I just set up my machine today. I have enjoyed following all the product development and testing updates and emails and waited fingers crossed for a successful outcome. Well yahoo this machine is a beauty! Everything about it is sleek and exactingly thought out right down to the packing. It was fun to set up and sync to my phone with the app. My first seed tray is humming along and I am thrilled. I congratulate the developers for a job well done.

Update. While the machine is nice to look at after three seed trays I think I would do better on my own. Throwing in the towel on this frustrating device.

Developer Response ,

Hello afinethread,

We strive to provide a positive growing experience with SproutsIO and are sorry to learn that yours has been less so recently.

We would love the opportuntity to learn more from your feedback, make improvements, and provide you with the memorable experience you expect from SproutsIO.

Please email us directly at, or through support in the SproutsIOGrow app, we are pleased to help.

Thank you,
Team SproustIO

Leslie of Finland ,

Sit back and let it grow!

I was an early Kickstarter backer of Sprouts, and I’m just about to harvest my first crop of basil. It took 33 days of almost no effort on my part, but plenty of joy in watching the plants grow, to go from seeds to pickable basil. The automated lights and watering are brilliant and have given me a gorgeous, healthy crop much better and faster than I possibly could have done on my own. Next up: kale!

Cat Cat, The Original ,

So easy and amazing!

As someone with a decidedly non-green thumb, I was so excited when I found SproutsIO. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also so smart! I can’t believe growing my own vegetables is as easy as checking an app. They’ve really thought of everything... amazing!!!


SproutsIO Inc.
85.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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