Could Vertical Farming be The Future of Our Plants?

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Update time : 2023-05-09 13:37:11

Vertical growing is a convenient way to maximize space and reduce the total cost of indoor planting when there's no space to expend. What are the advantages of indoor producers?

Vertical cultivation
Anyone who has ever been to a hops farm can see rows of vertical hops vines. Although this may be surprising, vegetables also works well in a vertical system. Nowadays, many commercial vegetables warehouses rely on vertical sprouting methods to make full use of space.
Business-grade equipment is far from profitable for the average producer. However, simple vertical gardens are easy to build in one's own home. However, the initial cost of equipment may be a bit high. This depends on the quality of the lights and other materials used.

How does vertical growth work?
Vertical farming allows growers to grow many plants in stages, and small growers who want to plant fewer plants can also use vertical planting. The system allows the grower to stack multiple layers of plants around a central conduit, significantly increasing yield in a smaller space.
Vertical gardening has many forms. One of the most successful is growing plants in cylindrical hydroponic systems with lights suspended in the center. The effect is similar to the “Sea of Green" or the "SOG" method of Mer de verdure. Clones are in flower in about two weeks of the nutrition period. This forces them to produce a larger central trunk, thus yielding higher yields. Heavy trimming will be required. This makes it a true "Sea of Green".

Are there any more reasons to choose vertical farming?
Vertical gardens allow plants to be grown year-round, providing growers with a continuous and reliable supply of vegetables. Different vertical gardening configurations make the most of the available light. This could be a benefit for producers who are looking to reduce electricity bills or are interested in reducing the overall energy impact.
While outdoor farming that utilizes free energy may be considered the most environmentally friendly method, vertical gardening is a good way to increase indoor productivity, reduce the waste of resources and the overall water consumption.
In some states like California, the law allows cities and municipal authorities to prohibit individual outdoor gardening. In such cases, potential growers need to turn to indoor gardening.