GardeningHow to Grow 2800 Plants Inside a Shipping Container

How to Grow 2800 Plants Inside a Shipping Container

There is an interesting new concept in gardening that is starting to sweep across the country. It is called CropBox (a.k.a farm in a box). It involves the eco-friendly concepts of recycling and water conservation in order to produce the maximum yield in the smallest amount of space. This high tech gardening method is sure to make believers out of everyone.

How to Grow 2800 Plants Inside a Shipping Container

This article is from Treehugger and the author wanted to share this valuable information. Hydroponics is a gardening method that does not require soil to be used as a medium for planting produce. The planter boxes are not filled with soil, instead they contain only water and all of the necessary nutrients for the plants to grow. The planter boxes are all neatly arranged inside of a repurposed shipping container.

While the set up is not cheap, (around $43,000) they do have a lease to own plan. This set up would be great for a family or community operations. Growing strawberries or other veggies to sell to restaurants and grocery stores. According to the article, if you grew basil and you knew what you were doing and had the market for it you could pay off your container is a little as 3 years. While this is not for everyone it would be a good living for those that could afford the start up costs. Hydroponic gardening is one of most eco-friendly methods of gardening with a savings of 90% on water usage and using 80% less fertilizer.

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This link can be finicky. If you get an oops this is gone message you can find the article by searching for shipping container crops on treehugger’s page. I got the message that it was not sustainable lol.

 http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/farm-box-produces-acres-worth-crops-shipping-container.html

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