The Advantages of Indoor Hydroponic Container Farming

The Basics of Indoor Hydroponic Container Farming

Indoor hydroponic container farming allows Vertical Roots to maximize yields and minimize contamination. Put simply: Hydroponics is a way to skip the soil, sub in a different material to support the roots of the plant, and grow crops directly in nutrient-rich water. There are many types of hydroponic systems, Vertical Roots uses NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) hydroponic systemsThe core elements needed for hydroponic systems are:

Fresh Water

Oxygen

Root Support

Nutrients

Lights

The Perks of Indoor Farming

Dockery's container farm in the winter snowing

We can grow anywhere

Our controlled indoor containers can be placed virtually anywhere regardless  of  weather or seasonality.  If we do come across growing issues, we’re able to minimize crop loss and reduce contaminations.

We grow faster

Our lettuce receives the exact lighting, water, and nutrients it needs to grow, creating the optimal growing environment. Our hydroponic plants can mature within 30-35 days compared to 40-45 days using traditional farming methods.

Vertical Roots van being loaded with a case of lettuce by a farmer

We use fewer resources

Our hydroponic NFT systems recycle and reuse water, using up to 95% less water compared to tradition soil-based farming. We’re occupying less land while producing more food and with our local distribution and food access points, we’re lowering emissions.

Automation software turning grow lights on in a container farm

We make data-driven changes

Because our software allows us to monitor and control each environmental component and tailor nutrient recipes, we’re able to harness data to make better decisions – creating high quality food.

Where To Buy Vertical Roots

Vertical Roots produces leafy greens year round with produce available in multiple industries: restaurants, corporations, education, and over 1,600+ grocery stores in 12 states across the U.S.

      Interested in joining our team?

      View all available positions on our careers portal.