Take a look in an underwater greenhouse

The air of the greenhouse stands at 79 degrees with humidity hovering around 83 percent. That's a pretty good environment for a typical plant.


But this is no ordinary greenhouse: it's 20 feet under water, anchored to the floor of the sea just off the coast of Noli, Italy.

Over here, experiments are underway with submerged agriculture. According to researchers, the project is interesting for countries with little or no farmland.

Various plants are grown inside of see through containers on the sea floor. The containers are not too deep so that they can be reached by sufficient daylight to grow the cumin, strawberries and dill inside.  

The balloon-like biospheres take advantage of the sea's natural properties to grow plants. The underwater temperatures are constant, and the shape of the greenhouses allows for water to constantly evaporate and replenish the plants. What's more, the high amounts of carbon dioxide act like steroids for the plants, making them grow at very rapid rates.

Watch the video about submerged agriculture here with the NOS


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