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Lettuce dies in droughts. Unless you’re a vertical farmer.
Anyone who has puzzled their hydroponics systems from a maze of reservoirs and pipes into existence has learned about water flow. Here’s a quick little brain teaser to put that knowledge to the test. I’ll put a bonus question at the bottom of this post too if this one is too easy, and a quick little summary of what we’ve been up to at Rosemont.
Are hydroponic vegetables as healthy as those grown in the soil? Someone asked the Times just that and they give a great answer, even citing opinions on traditional “organic, soil” advocates. In short, yes they are.
How forgiving are hydroponic systems for experimenting with rare crops? “Generally they’re just not,” says Tyler Baras with a laugh. Baras, a.k.a. Farmer Tyler, should know – he’s managing a 12,000 sq ft experimental greenhouse and is a master of controlled environment agriculture. But while it’s hard, he says there is a way to do extraordinary crops correctly in hydroponics and vertical farming. And it’s worth it – people are captivated and drawn to unusual plants and flavors. Keep reading this exclusive interview with Tyler to learn: