Farm Can Grow Vegetables In Freezing Temperatures

As a trend, home gardening is explosive. TerraFarms are a space-efficient choice that use no pesticides and 97% less water. The Ogarden system is completely hassle-free and can grow up to 100 herbs and vegetables a month. However, home gardening isn’t practical everywhere — especially in colder countries. Engineers at the German Aerospace Center are now helping snowed-in communities garden, with an Antarctic farm that can grow veggies below zero.

Called the Eden-ISS, the farm exists inside a climate-controlled shipping container. The greenhouse relies on  a technique called vertical farming, in which food grows on trays or hanging modules under LEDs instead of natural sunlight.

The farm is only 135 square feet and can grow vegetables in huge amounts. Amazing, considering the only means of transportation for produce deliveries is by ship or plane. Researchers plan to grow some 30 to 50 different plant species. In short, the new technology is beating the odds.

Over the past 100 years, Arctic temperatures have increased at nearly twice the global average, making it possible to grow crops in once-desolate places like Yellowknife in Canada and Greenland.

On a more impressive note, temperatures in the area can plunge as low as -100 degrees Fahrenheit. I didn’t even know it was humanly possible to exist under such conditions. Lesson learned: never underestimate the power of innovation.

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Grow A Farm With This Home Gardening System

Backyard gardening is nothing new. It’s a traditional practice that allows for more accessible produce. However, it can be hassle-prone and demand a lot for what it yields. This home gardening system is making all the difference. Ogarden is a rotating indoor device that anyone can use to grow up to 100 herbs and vegetables a month.

Ogarden is a soundless, odorless growing system… designed for any home environment and it comes with its own storage space inside the unit, making it an attractive garden space with little-to-no clutter.

The system comes with a small bag of organic soil, and owners can choose from a catalogue of seedlings including lettuces, basil, brocolette, onions, cabbage, chives, etc.

Pretty simple, huh? To begin your gardening venture, simply plant the seeds in the soil and place them in the storage shelf. When they sprout, transfer them into the growing tubes. At this point, you’ve pretty much done your job. The device takes care of the rest, rotating around a central lamp.

The greenery should be watered once to twice a week and – voilà – a variety of organic, home-grown veggies right at your fingertips.

Now that’s gardening at its best.

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