Farmer Browns Hydroponics
We differentiate ourselves at Farmer Browns based on Quality, Service and KNOWLEDGE base of our products.
We have lettuce Micro-greens and other products all year.Greenhouse #1
We grow the finest lettuce in the world, PERIOD! Our lettuce is produced in NFT hydroponics. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in water without soil. Overall, the main advantages over soil are more efficient nutrition regulation, efficient use of water and minerals, ease and low cost of the medium and higher-density planting, leading to increased yields. When you buy hydroponic lettuce from us with the roots intact you get a longer shelf life product, the plant is not dead and the taste is superb! The product is never sprayed, gassed or treated with chemicals of any kind. We use an integrated pest management system (IPM) consisting of Lady Bugs, Praying Mantis, 3 types of residence Frogs and small Skinks (lizards)and predator mites when necessary. We use filtered city water with our soluble minerals. Crop minerals are mixed in-house and formulated specifically for the particular crop we are growing. We normally have in stock: red loose leaf, green loose leaf, bibb, and a romaine or two depending on season. Varieties will vary depending on the weather. Late Feb of 2013 , we will have the most innovative product to date in the Lettuce arena. We will have 8 new salad varieties, both Red and Green and 4 New miniature types, again, in both Red and Green. The latter will be sold in a “4 pack”.
Our greenhouses are very clean, no infestation of bugs or fire ants and our plants are free of diseases.
We are open to the public but are still working on setting our Greenhouse hours. We have stopped our Farm Tours as the business has become so “propriety” that we cannot share our growing practices. We do consulting work for those interested.
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