In This Issue
What your potted plants look like at retail translates to sales or fails. North Carolina State University researchers report on how two postharvest care products performed.
The newly established non-profit Circle Fresh Institute will offer anyone the opportunity to learn commercial organic production practices.
In the last three years, Circle Fresh Farms has built its growing network to 20 acres of greenhouse space, serving up local, organic, hydroponic vegetables to high-end grocers like Whole Foods and upscale restaurants in Colorado. Circle Fresh Farms is well on its way toward fulfilling an ambitious expansion plan, to supply local markets in cities nationwide.
Konjoian’s Greenhouse has come full circle, from growing vegetables in its early years, to growing flowers and back again. Here’s why its owners think food is the future for this operation.
Seattle’s first commercial hydroponic farms will supply families with donated fresh produce. The first hydroponic farm measures just 250 square feet and grows lettuces, kale and bok choy.
The ornamental bedding plant industry really started with vegetable growers in the ’60s and ’70s. So while ornamental growers are looking for the next big thing, it’s not all that surprising that many of you are taking a look back at the potential of produce.
Packed with old-fashioned flavor and modern productivity, your customers are sure to fall for these new veggies.
Edibles like strawberries thrive in containers and are wonderfully ornamental.
The popularity of fresh vegetables for the garden and table continues to rise, along with the possibilities for growers to get in on the trend.
California is experiencing one of its driest years in history, and growers all over the state are searching for the best way to handle higher water costs and possible water use restrictions.
A growing consumer desire for locally grown produce is one reason greenhouse ornamentals producers should consider vegetable production.
Switching over to tomato, cucumber or pepper production can be a big change for any greenhouse. These crops have long production cycles and may not fit as easily into windows of opportunity between ornamental production cycles. However, culinary herbs are a relatively quick and can easily be grown in simple hydroponic systems.