We have made excellent progress on setting up a hydroponics* system, and have succesfully grown the majority of a crops all year round. Hydroponics involves growing vegetables in water, rather than in the earth. Chemicals and nutrients are then carefully added to the water supply. This system has great advantages for the business from increasing productivity, water saving, reducing pesticide use and more importantly as the vegetables are grown at waist height on benches, a much more comforting experience for the workers during harvesting.
We are confident that within the near furture most of our glasshouses will be converted into hydroponics to provide vegetables for our customers who prefer all year round UK grown crops rather than sourcing from surrounding European countries.