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Our process starts at the seedling stage taking from 2 to 4 weeks to become mature plants and ready for transplant to harvest. This can be accelerated depending on the weather and type of crop. Towers are vertical hydroponic systems that are on a 20 gallon reservoir with a submersible pump. The pump circulates the water to the top of unit to a halo which trains on the roots of the plants and creates an oxygen-rich environment.
It is a soiless system so the roots are suspended in the air inside of the vertical unit, so there is no kind of medium or substrate inside the actual physical tower. We then supplement by adding nutrients to the system. It's a modular system so it can be adjusted from 20 to 44 growing slots. On average, that produces between 40 to 44 heads of lettuce, but we also grow a variety of other crops. We can grow anything with the exception of stem plants. Typically, factoring in our seedling stage from start to finish, it takes anywhere from 5 to 8 weeks to harvest.