US (PA): Peach Hill Orchard invests in new hydroponic farming greenhouse for lettuce and tomato growing

Hydroponic farming is not new to Peach Hill. They have been growing tomatoes this way for 30 years. But over time, updates are needed, and in the winter of 2022, a new controlled environment greenhouse was built.

Peach Hill owners looked to a company called Cropking of Ohio. Cropking has many customers in the United States and in more than 20 countries. After determining how big they wanted the greenhouse to be and working with the design crew, this new adventure began. This system is far beyond what you would think of as a regular greenhouse.

Inside the greenhouse, the fertilization system is the first thing you see. The water is tested, and it is determined what is needed to grow lettuce and tomatoes. This is very important as the water is always flowing through the roots, 24 hours a day. The heat is determined by the time of year and the amount of sunlight.

One side of this unique growing system is set up to grow various types of lettuce, and the other side is set up to grow tomatoes.


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