Importance of Vertical Grow System.
Vertical grow system is where plants are grown upwards versus planting them on the ground and it is used in urban agriculture. This vertical grow system incorporates methods like hydroponics. Vertical grow system has been used mostly by cannabis cultivators but it is also used by other farmers to grow different types of crops. It is called the vertical grow system as lights are hanged vertically and plants are arranged around the pillar of illumination. Vertical grow system is the new system of growing crops and it is considered to be best as only those that have used this system know why. Farmer can grow different kinds of crop using this system. This type of farming takes place in greenhouses that are stacked on top of other green houses. Many farmers have come to know the benefit of using this vertical grow system and they are using this as the only farming method. The following are the merits is of using vertical grow system.
The first benefit of using vertical grow system is that it is cost-effective. This method of growing crops is cheaper compared to the normal farming method where plants are grown on the ground. Labor that is needed in vertical grow system is minimal. This is because this system uses minimal manual labor as they are only required when packaging the harvest and during sorting. This systems uses automated systems and thus manual labor is needed only during the time of sorting. When a farmers needs minimal manual labor, he or she is able to save a lot of money.
The water usage in this vertical grow system is minimal or low. Low amount of water is used when plants are grown in this system. A bigger percentage of water that plants takes is lost to the atmosphere through transpiration but in this system the water lost by the plants is recovered back by the plants as they are in a totally closed environment.
Reliable harvests are another benefit of using vertical grow system. When plant are grown using this system, they are protected from external pressure such as diseases, pests and predictors attacks as they are grown in an enclosed environment. The farmers are able to obtain high quality and quantity of produce that are reliable.
Low transport cost is the other benefit of using vertical grow system. A famer can develop this develop near his or her market as it can be developed in any geographical area. Developing or creating a vertical grow system near your market will save you from huge transport costs and also preservations costs.