Hort Americas and VegBed have announced a new partnership to offer microgreen farms a sustainable medium to grow with.
The agreement complements the current growing media product lineup at Hort Americas and strengthens the distribution reach of VegBed’s sustainable microgreen mats. It will give farmers a new option and allow them to speed up their production process by growing their microgreens efficiently and cleanly.
VegBed Bamboo Fiber Microgreen Mat (Photo: VegBed)
The demand for soil-alternative growing mediums and more efficient growing methods have been increasing over the past few years, with Hort Americas being a premier supplier to many CEA farms.
VegBed’s microgreen mats fit industry standard 10” x 20” trays and leave no residue. The bamboo fiber is highly absorbent and 100% biodegradable, preventing trays from drying out quickly. The mats will be available on Hort Americas website, and farms can take advantage of a bulk discounted rate.
Commenting on the agreement, Albert Lin, founder of VegBed, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Hort Americas to supply the industry’s growing needs for sustainable microgreen mediums. We are set to increase our presence in the growing medium space and plan to expand in 2019 with new materials and designs. The partnership with Hort Americas is a great addition for our distribution channels and will help both of our companies to continue to grow.”
Chris Higgins, founder at Hort Americas, adds, “Hort Americas is always looking for new, innovative and sustainable products for the commercial greenhouse, vertical farm and hydroponic industries. We tested VegBed at the Big Tex Urban Farm and were very happy with the results we achieved with a product that comes from a renewable resource and is easy to dispose of. We are excited to add this to our ever growing portfolio of grower solutions.”
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