Vertical grow system is a method used in urban agriculture where the producer or farmer grows their crops upwards, versus planting them on the ground. This vertical grow system incorporates methods like hydroponics. Farmers that grow different type of crops mainly use their grow system but cannabis farmers have been using this system too. In this vertical grow system lights are hanged vertically with plants arranged around the pillar of illumination. Vertical grow system has been consider to be the best grow system around the world as only those who have tried using this system know its benefits. When using this system, you are able to grow different type of crops all at once. In vertical grow system, greenhouses are stacked on top of other greenhouses. Vertical grow system has a lot of benefits to the farmers and they are now using this system more. With that said, here are some of the benefits of using vertical grow system.
Cost-effectiveness is the first importance of using vertical grow system. Vertical grow system is a cheaper method of growing plants compared to the normal method of growing plants 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. Apart from this, manual labors are not needed in this system as the system is operated automatically. When a farmers needs minimal manual labor, he or she is able to save a lot of money.
When using this system, the water usage is minimal. 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.
When farmers use vertical grow system, they tend to get reliable harvests from the farms. Plants grown in using this system are protected from external pressure such as diseases, pests and predictors attacks. 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.