What is Hydroponics ?
"Hydroponics" in its simplest form is growing plants in a medium other than soil.
While supplying all the necessary nutrients that the plants need in the water rather than in the soil,
this new innovated approach to "Dirt-less growing" allows the plants to get exactly what they need
to produce exceptional tasting fruits and vegetables without competing with weeds, bugs and other
little critters on the ground. Thus, giving a much bigger yield and more perfectly shaped product.
Each stack at our hydroponic strawberry farm is made of a heavy duty Styrofoam
with each pot having four sections for each plant. Each pot is then stacked five tiers high,
one on top of the other on a pole. (See photo). Each stack therefore holds twenty plants.
The stacks can be manually turned for even distribution of sunlight.
Growing plants hydroponically and vertically allows the gardener and farmer
to grow more food in less space and more efficiently in smaller areas.
This includes greenhouses, patios, decks, roof tops limited backyards, etc., as well as
being able to produce food in parts of the world where space, good soil a
nd/or water is very limited. Hydroponic growing also uses a minimal amount of water,
therefore conserving one of our most essential resources. When we feed the plants
with the nutrients that they need, it is set on an automatic timer which feeds
three times a day so they are getting exactly what they need.
Since they are ever bearing plants they are putting out runners
trying to make more plants, but theses runners are trimmed off so they will produce
more berries instead of more plants. Experience strawberries like never before
with hydroponic growing at Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm as u-pick strawberries at our farm.
For more information about our strawberry jam for sale, please feel free to call us today!