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.
Services like BlueApron.com and Plated.com deliver fresh foods to online customers. Are these services a potential distribution channel for greenhouse growers who produce vegetables as gap crops? You decide.
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.