The vegetables and herbs are delivered in half cultivated state and grow further in the greenhouse. After harvest, new trays of herbs are delivered by the Amsterdam company Hrbs, which invented the concept.
Parus Europe supplied the carts and lighting for the greenhouse. Sandro van Kouteren: "We supplied two different types of lighting. The carts are lighted by light which is to the eye white, sufficient for growing crops but not powerful enough for proper cultivation. And we are not lighting up the entire center of Utrecht."
"In the top layers we have installed color adjustable, dimmable lighting, so that they have a bit of control over the length and blossoming of the crop."
Tessa: "We always clean the trays when the plants are harvested. The trays are made of recycled plastic, which we can use at least a 100 times and probably more. When they break eventually, we use them in the production of new trays."
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