|Throughout the year we will have produce that sometimes isn't typically in season.
Many people ask us how it is possible to grow, for example, a tomato when it is below
freezing outside?? This is because our winter tomatoes are grown in the greenhouse.
Tomatoes are just one of the many things that we are now growing hydroponically.
Here are a few of the most common questions we are asked?
What is hydroponics???
The word, Hydroponic, comes from Latin and means working water. Simply put, it is the
art of growing plants without soil.
Do hydroponics still have nutritional value like field grown plants??
If you give a plant exactly what it needs, when it needs it, in the amount that it
needs, the plant will be as healthy as genetically possible. With hydroponics this is
an easy task, in soil it is far more difficult. With hydroponics the plants are grown in
an inert growing medium and have a perfectly balanced, pH adjusted, nutrient solution
that is delivered to the roots in a highly soluble form. This allows the plant to uptake
its food with very little effort as opposed to soil where the roots must search out the
nutrients and extract them.
What does "soilless medium" mean?
Growing medium is the material in which the roots of the plant are growing. This can
be many different substances, but in our case we grow our veggies in perlite.
What kind of fruits and vegetables do you grow hydroponically??
Each year, we are growing more and more product in the greenhouse. Since it is a
controlled environment, it is much easier to maintain a constant supply of produce
because "mother nature" isn't as much of an obstacle. For example, if it is 30 degrees
outside, most things will not make it. If it's in the greenhouse, temperatures there
never get below 55 degrees.
The things we grow hydroponically are:
And before long the list will probably grow. And even though these things are grown
in the greenhouse, during it's regular season these things are all grown in the field.
***Please Feel Free To Look In The Gallery For More Greenhouse Pictures***