PAR, LEDs, and Indoor Farming

Posted by Amy Storey on January 12, 2016

PAR, technology, and farm operations

Almost any commercial indoor grower wishes to do two things:

  • Increase yield
  • Reduce cost
For years indoor growers have been developing innovative techniques and practices to do these two things. Now, as LED technology grows more sophisticated and more affordable, indoor growers have the opportunity to increase yield and reduce cost by focusing on something called PAR.

Watch the video and read below to learn more.

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Topics: Indoor Growing

Two Of The Most Commonly Forgotten Issues Of Vertical Farming

Posted by Amy Storey on November 4, 2015

A few weeks ago we published this video on the reasons that we use vertical plane production.

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Topics: Indoor Growing

ZipFarms™ Are Easy To Use, And We Have The GIFs To Prove It

Posted by Amy Storey on October 29, 2015

ZipFarms™ are easy to use.

You can roll them around like shopping carts.

No more walking back and forth, and back and forth to harvest and plant.

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Topics: Indoor Growing

DIY Seedling Cart with Flood Trays [Tutorial]

Posted by Amy Storey on October 12, 2015

A few weeks ago we put out a video on our seedling cart. You guys were excited about it, so we figured, “Hey, we’ll show them how to make one!”

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Topics: How to's, Indoor Growing

Vertical Farming Costs and the Math Behind Them

Posted by Amy Storey on October 6, 2015

Stacked beds ≠ Vertical farming

Those of you familiar with indoor growing know that the most common form is to take horizontal planes of production and stack them one on top of the other.

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Topics: Business, Indoor Growing

What Every Indoor Farmer Needs To Know About UV Clarifiers

Posted by Amy Storey on October 1, 2015

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Topics: Indoor Growing

All About Dosing Systems For Indoor Growers

Posted by Amy Storey on September 28, 2015

Whether you’re an aquaponic or hydroponic grower, you can make use of auto-dosing systems.

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Topics: Indoor Growing

The Best Sump System for Indoor Farmers

Posted by Amy Storey on September 22, 2015

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Topics: Indoor Growing, Setup & Plumbing

Seed Starting For Indoor Farmers: Smart Seedling Racks

Posted by Amy Storey on September 15, 2015

 

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Topics: Indoor Growing

Seed Starting for Indoor Farmers: Types of Seed Plugs

Posted by Amy Storey on September 9, 2015

Classic seed plugs might not be your best option

You’ve probably seen the video we did a while back on the seed starting and transplanting process that we use in our greenhouse. In our greenhouse we use traditional soil, peat, coco coir, etc. But many of you are concerned with solids build up in your indoor systems. This is a real concern, especially if your don’t have really aggressive aeration! And since we think that indoor systems should be as simple and low-maintenance as possible, we’re going to show you a few seed starting options for indoor growers.

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Topics: Indoor Growing

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