Why do we choose to grow our lettuce and herbs hydroponically in a greenhouse? Scroll down to learn more about it!
From product consistency to resource conservation to better nutritional value, there are many benefits to growing lettuce and herbs hydroponically. For example, we can grow nearly 20 times the amount of hydroponic produce in the same space as traditional field farming. This means we can grow our lettuces and herbs much closer to heavily populated areas since we do not require all the extra space.
Plus, our climate-controlled greenhouse ensures consistent crop quality, allows the best possible nutritional value and makes fresh, tasty produce available all year round.
Hydroponic crops require much less water than the same crops grown in soil – up to 90% less in some cases! Our hydroponic irrigation techniques optimize water usage, giving the plants just what they need while conserving this valuable resource.
There’s absolutely no dirt or soil used in our growing process, which ensures you get the cleanest produce possible. The special porous growing media we use does the job much better, delivering all the nutrition to the plant using water as our media, which keeps it clean!
Our hydroponic crops use no chemical herbicides or pesticides, which is good news for both the environment and our bodies. Chemical herbicides are not needed because weeds and their seeds do not compete for our greenhouse space. The fully enclosed building also helps keep pesky insects out, so we don’t need to use pesticides to protect the plants.
Less Food Miles
Because hydroponic plants get the perfect amount of nutrients, water and oxygen, they grow 25% faster than they do in traditional soil farming. Because our products are locally grown in our Burton, Ohio greenhouse, our produce has substantially less “food miles” before it arrives on your plate. The fact is 80%-90% of the domestic lettuce supply is grown in California, Arizona, or Mexico!