From basil to cannabis, a guide to hydroponics in the city

Thanks to new technologies, it’s easier and more enjoyable to recreate natural environments indoors for food production, research, or just decorative purposes. 

Due to a renewed sense of green and a deeper connection with the natural environment, we are increasingly turning nature into an essential element of our space. Innovative techniques for the cultivation and maintenance of buds are making it more and more pleasant agile to recreate natural environments even inside our homes and other places of aggregation.

The discipline of hydroponics moves in this direction. Based on cultivation techniques that do not require the use of soil and which generally have an excellent application even in much smaller spaces, hydroponics creates a more favorable environment for the growth of plants.

In Italy too, the sector is in continuous expansion and, among the reference leaders in the field, Hydroinvent installs hydroponic systems both for hobbyists and on an industrial scale. “One of the latest projects we worked on is a vertical farm inside a restaurant,” Stefano Sergiani, Technical Manager of Hydroinvent Group, says. “This way, customers see on the wall the growth phase of the same food that they eventually find on the plate. This specific type of cultivation takes up very little space in proportion to the final product and can grow at a height of 3-5m.”

These kind of projects raise the quality of the environments, making them greener and more pleasant, and transform them into a sort of educational center where it is possible to witness the crops’ growth process. “In inhabited centers, we’ll get more and more of them,” believes Sergiani.

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