It’s really not just another way of farming some vegetables. It’s the potential future of gardening all together. We are talking about Vertical Farming. Learn more about it here!
This idea of shifting from straight on the track to up the ladder has been a blessing in disguise for us. Given the rate at which the population is growing, the area left for farming may decrease. This is where Vertical Farming comes in. Scientists have sorted out a smart way of farming that would reduce the use of extra land which can be utilized for various other things. As this new concept is for a good cause, it has also converted into the latest trend.
We all enjoy getting a natural touch of ground and some soothing smell of wet sand. Farming gives all that to us. Not, to mention the therapeutic feeling that comes with it. And if we get the opportunity to do something good for the environment along with gardening, what’s better than that?
If you are smart enough to start vertical farming, here’s a beginner’s guide:
Scientists have sorted out a smart way of farming that would reduce the use of extra land.
Vertical farming includes producing food on vertically inclined surfaces. You produce food in vertically stacked layers which are usually integrated into structures like shipping containers, repurposed warehouses or a skyscraper. You artificially control the light, humidity, temperature and gases that produce these foods and boost their growth. This is a great way to maximize growth with limited space. Here’s how it works:
First, you cultivate the crops in a tower-like structure. You sow the seeds with the fertilizer and soil in a placed vertical container. Second, you find the perfect combination of artificial and natural light that would maintain a regular and healthy growth of your crops. Things such as rotating beds can be used to improve efficiency.
As vertical farming has less exposure to chemicals, you can get more organic crops.
Third, use aquaponic, hydroponic or aeroponic mediums instead of soil. You can also use non-soil mediums like coconut husks or peat moss. And last, vertical farming uses 95% less water than the other well-known way of farming. Use sustainable features and help the environment as much as you can.
Homegrown organic vegetables and fruits have a special quality in them along with being rich in essential nutrients. As vertical farming has less exposure to chemicals, you can get more organic crops. And if you do want to eat healthily, you should start planting healthy. So, get in your gardening clothes and start vertical farming.