Now that more and more people are being born daily and the available space for farming continues to be smaller and smaller because of various human activities such as housing and industrialization. Out of this, there is a reason for man to be creative to adopt creative ways to boost food production In this article, you will know different benefits of vertical farming in the modern farming days.
One, vertical farming is an intelligent way of conserving environment. By practicing vertical farming, you show that you are a great ambassador of environment because it uses cheap materials some of which can be waste materials. Additionally, you will not be among the people who are busy deforesting the little forest cover so as to get more land for farming.
Vertical farming also enables you to choose the way you want your plants to be grown that is what you want to be used to grow your plants. This is a very big plus as compared with the foods which you buy from the market out there, which you don’t even know which pesticides were used to grow the plan. You will therefore lead a disease free life because you can control illnesses which result from the dangerous farming chemicals.
The flexibility of vertical farming makes it the best method of farming. The fact that you will not have to wait for the appropriate weather conditions to plant your vegetables in your vertical farm is a great plus for this method since these conditions can provided through activities like watering the plants. As such any time can be planting or harvesting time. Furthermore you can plant all the plants that you are interested in planting like vegetables and cereals. With this flexibility it is possible for a farmer to take time and observe the market patterns of a certain crop and then plan to plant it at a time when its demand is high and this will bring the moist profit from the sales.
Additionally vertical farming saves on space. This means that any person can grow crops regardless of the size of their farm. Besides even people who live in rented apartments in urban areas can be in a position to grow plants without having to get land in rural areas. Therefore with vertical farming eradicating food scarcity in urban areas is very easy as it will be possible for a house hold to grow crops enough for its food.
To conclude vertical farming helps you save some money. The reason for this is that vertical farming allows no wastage of fertilizers and seedlings.