Vertical grow system is growing plants upwards versus on the ground and it is mainly used in urban agriculture. 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. Plants are grown or planted around the pillar of illumination where the lights are hanged vertically. 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. 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. This method is now used by many famers as they have come to learn of its benefits. The following are the merits is of using vertical grow system.
Cost-effectiveness is the first importance of using vertical grow system. When you use vertical grow system, it is cheaper compared to growing your crops in the normal way or on the ground. It is cost effective in a way that the labor needed in this system is minimal than in the normal growing system. Manual labor is need in this system only during sorting and packaging the produce. This systems uses automated systems and thus manual labor is needed only during the time of sorting. When low labor is needed then the farmer is able to save a lot of money and thus cost-effective.
When using this system, the water usage is minimal. Plants grown in this system consume low amount of water. We all know that the largest percentage of water that plants use is lost to the atmosphere but when farmers use this system, the water lost by plants is recovered back as the plants an in a closed environment.
Reliable harvests are another benefit of using vertical grow system. This is because plants grown in this system are protected from external pressure such as diseases, pests and predictors attacks. With this, farmer’s produces of always of high quantity and quality and their produce are reliable as they are able to produce high yields.
The other benefit of using vertical grow is that it saves you from high transport cost. A famer can develop this develop near his or her market as it can be developed in any geographical area. Having a vertical grow system near your market will save you from huge transport cost and also the hassle of preserving your produce such as refrigerating them