Hort Americas’ currently operates a 12,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse to teach company staff and customers what it takes to economically grow leafy greens and herbs. If you are interested in visiting us at our demo greenhouse, please contact Deidre here.
Hort Americas, which is a horticulture and agriculture wholesale supply company, provided the materials for the retrofit along with the hydroponic production systems that Baras will be using. The production systems include a capillary mat system, a deep water culture floating raft system, a nutrient film technique (NFT) system, a hydroponic tower system and grow racks. Hort Americas has also provided a variety of equipment and products, including substrates, fertilizers, LED lights and other products it offers to its wholesale customers.
We want to be able to assist customers who are starting to build a greenhouse and are looking to install hydroponic equipment. The greenhouse will enable them to see what is involved before they make any purchases.
We grow two main categories in the greenhouse, currently: basil and lettuce. Both of these can be purchased at the Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market.
Products being used in greenhouse trials
Hort Americas Hydroponic Fertilizer (9-7-37)$25.79 – $90.30 Select options
Riococo Closed Bottom Organic Plug (CBOP)$110.00 – $225.00 Select options
Terra Bella 1 Liter jug$225.00 Add to cart
Grodan AO Plugs, rockwool cubes$180.00 – $210.00 Select options
Pre-Empt, OMRI-listed Organic Hydroponic Nutrients 2.5 gal jug$52.00 Add to cart
EpsoTop Magnesium Sulfate K+S$40.43 Add to cart
Yara Tera Calcium Nitrate$46.02 Add to cart