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Vertical Farming, does it need its own thread?


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#1 Seee

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 01:36 AM

I like to keep up to date on research and development in the vertical farming world
i searched the forums and saw an old thread from 2017 but no ones commented on it since...
is there any focus on vertical farming in here.. or am i in the wrong place..


Heres a really cool article talking about vertical farming becoming a bit more practical..
https://www.winknews...searchers-find/

Indoor, vertical farming becoming more of a reality, UF researchers find.


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Posted 09 June 2020 - 07:39 AM

been looking at vertical gardening a number of years, only really used it much indoors, but outside recently made a pallet into vertical planter got flowers and herbs growing in there.

 

if ya do not have much room you can expand you effective grow space like that


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Posted 09 June 2020 - 07:30 PM

Vertical Farming Market 2020 Global Analysis, Share, Size, Opportunities And Forecast To 2026
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Posted 09 June 2020 - 07:55 PM

been looking at vertical gardening a number of years, only really used it much indoors, but outside recently made a pallet into vertical planter got flowers and herbs growing in there.

 

if ya do not have much room you can expand you effective grow space like that

i plan on getting a bunch of microgreens going (asolla and duck weed, sounds like awesome salad shit.. wonder what they taste like fermented..
ive been putting it off for a long time, need to get off my booty.. got any insights on inside stuff?



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:33 AM

Seee,

 

Vertical farming means a few different things to people. I consider vertical farming as the permaculture stacking functions, others consider this simply columnar fruit trees. So in my case, I have corns bulbs roots as the subterranean layer, ground covers such as violets dandelions, then on to taller plants and small bushes, taller bushes and under story trees, then to the upper story trees and vines runninng up to them. I think you can have a complete thread when looking at the guilds that support the vertical farming.

 

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:13 PM

Does anyone with experience with a pallet planter have pros and cons for it. I want to know if it would a good idea to make one for a small balcony. I would only be planting herbs like cilantro, chives, parsley, tyme, basil, dill, mint, etc things for flavoring soups, salads, oils and dinner.



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Posted 29 June 2020 - 12:20 AM

I've previous have shelves in my greenhouse for planter troughs that go vertically. They do work but the main issue I ran into is just that troughs really constrain the roots zone. There just isn't enough space for a lot of plants. Things would grow to be sure but yield was never as good as sinking things in the ground or raised beds. Now if you're just looking to capitalize on vertical space that you can't otherwise use that's maybe not a big deal but do think about what you want to crop.

Some herbs like basil, oregano, etc won't be as bothered by smaller root spaces but if you're wanting to do tomatoes or peppers I'd maybe figure out a way to give each plant at least a dedicated 2-3 gallons of root space to itself. Maybe an angled rack for pots rather than troughs.

 

Personally I hate working with pallets. They are often filled with more nails than makes sense and in shitty condition. Additionally you have no way of knowing if they might have been spray with something, they are effectively an industrial item.






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