Blanchet said a limited set of new units will be available on Grove's Kickstarter campaign at $2,700, a 40 percent discount off the expected retail price of $4,500. On top of the initial cost, users will have to then purchase supplies. Blanchet estimates that to be as much as $20 per month for fish, seeds, nutrients, etc.
New York Angels board member Alicia Syrett said while she is excited about the indoor gardening space, she had concerns about the cost noting there are other more affordable options on the market. For instance, Back to the Roots Water Garden which can fit on your kitchen counter, is available starting at $60. ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit, designed to sit on an existing 12-24 inch aquarium, retails for as low as $245.