What is vertical farming?
With the promise of using less water and delivering efficiently produced food, vertical farms have the potential to transform modern agriculture. Typically used indoors, vertical farming is a food production system. Those who utilize vertical farming work with structures to keep their plants in position, and the indoor environment allows for complete control over plants growth factors. Growth factors like lighting, temperature, humidity, and water are all well-controlled and not subject to the unpredictability of mother nature. This potentially allows for greater crop yield. In some instances, a conveyor is used to move the plants and optimize their density. These conveyors can help reduce the labor associated with planting or harvesting.
How do vertical farming systems work?
Vertical farming systems require great efficiency. Efficiency isn’t limited to any component of growing plants, but it involves labor, ventilation, lighting, and nutrients. Some systems aim to increase plant production relative to the space they have available. This is especially true when farmers utilize converted shipping containers for their farming space. What the space may lack in horizontal space it makes up for in vertical available space. Box4Grow is an industry leader in selling these converted shipping vertical farming containers that can be customized to fit your needs.
Benefits of Vertical Farming
No Need to Rely on the Weather
With an indoor grow room, you no longer have to rely on good weather to yield crops. Affording you the opportunity to plant and cultivate your harvest 365 days a year, you’ll have available produce year-round.
No Wasted Space
Your Modular Grow Room will be customized to your specific needs, but you can rest assured that it will be a gardening haven with no wasted space. Your 3-D box will be designed by our experts to ensure that every surface and inch of your box can be utilized to accomplish your goals.
Whatever vertical farm system (hydroponics, aeroponics) you’re using, you’ll use less water than conventional farming. You’ll be operating in a closed-loop system, where water is recirculated. Run-off water and water lost by plant transpiration can be recovered and reused.
You don’t cut trees to make way for your farm. Every land area saved by using this technology can help revert them to their natural state. By having no need for mechanical plows and equipment that burn fossil fuels, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint. You can go green and sell greens at the same time.
Why Choose Box4Grow?
We customize Grow Rooms that suit growers of all sizes – large scale, medium-sized grows, quick-start projects, and R&D (research and development) farms. Our Grow Boxes are a highly engineered modular and mobile production environment, custom-built for a wide variety of crops and business models. We work closely with our customers to design the optimal mobile environment for individual growing needs.
We offer a solution that is tailored to the needs of growers who require a flexible operation that is rapid to deploy. Whether you want to grow microgreens, herbs, or cannabis, our grow boxes can get you producing quickly with a “time-to-value” measured in weeks rather than months or years.
Whether you are a collective, dispensary, or even an independent grower, our grow rooms – container, modular and light gauge steel structures – will enhance the quality and yield of your leafy greens or cannabis crop while reducing your efforts and increasing your profits.