A large proportion of the fruit and vegetables we consume have often traveled a long way before they are packed and sent to our stores. During the time from harvest to consumer, vegetables often lose part of their nutritional value.
With indoor cultivation, you can grow crops all year round and anywhere, allowing it to move closer to the consumer both geographically and in time. This is good news for the environment, the nutritional content and the sustainability of the vegetables.
Ljusgårda is a proactive player in indoor cultivation and an innovative lettuce factory. The company grows lettuce vertically hydroponically – in water instead of in soil. By adding CO2, it has managed to increase the volume significantly.
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In Ljusgårdas cultivation, the plants grow vertically, planted in cultivation tubes that are optimized to keep the roots in place and deliver nutrients efficiently. Irrigation takes place from above and with circular water systems – in other words, the water is recovered and reused. As a result, water consumption is significantly lower than in traditional cultivation. Extra nutrients are added to the water to make the plants grow even better.
Since the cultivation is indoors in a controlled environment where there are no insects or vermin, no pesticides are needed in the cultivation. Ljusgårdas cultivation is also powered by 100% green electricity.