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. 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. When using this system, you are able to grow different type of crops all at once. Vertical grow system takes place in greenhouses that are stacked on top of another greenhouse. 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.
The first importance of using vertical grow system is that it is cost-effective. Vertical grow system is a cheaper method of growing plants compared to the normal method of growing plants 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. Apart from this, manual labors are not needed in this system as the system is operated automatically. With the automated systems the farmer is able to save a lot of money as he only needs low labor.
When using this system, the water usage is minimal. When plants are grown using this system, they tend to consume or use less amount of water and this is advantageous to the farmer as he or she will not have to pay huge water bills. Here plants are grown in a closed environment and therefore they are able to recover the water that they loss through transpiration.
Reliable harvests are another benefit of using vertical grow system. Plants grown in using this system are protected from external pressure such as diseases, pests and predictors attacks. This has led to high quantity and quality produce and the produce is also reliable.
Vertical grow system saves you from incurring high transport cost. This is because this system can be developed in any geographical area and a farmer may develop it near his market. When you have such a system next you are market, it is easy to transport your produce to the market and this also saves you the cost that you would have incurred to store them such as refrigerating.