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9 facts about Agrow Cube!

Learn more about Agrow Cube, the new self-contained agriculture system, with nine interesting facts!

1. 2000 cubic feet!

A standard 10’ x 20’ Agrow Cube is a closed system with 2000 cubic feet of space inside. It is small enough to fit in most places, such as crowded urban areas, in the back alley of a restaurant, or on school premises, but provides you with plenty of room to grow.

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Agrow Cube is small enough to fit most places.
2. 1000 plants!

You can grow up to 1000 plants at a time in the Agrow Cube despite the small size! Agrow Cube uses vertical farming to grow more plants in a small space.

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A variety of seedlings is ready to be transplanted into the grow tubes.
3. 68 degrees F all year round!

Agrow Cube is an insulated box, which means the temperature stays the same all year round, and is not affected by summer or winter. The best temperature to grow plants such as lettuce and herbs is 68 degrees, and with Agrow Cube, you can maintain that perfect growing temperature all year long.

4. No soil!

Plants don’t need soil to grow! They only need water, oxygen, and sunlight. Agrow Cube provides all those elements in a hydroponics farming system.

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Plants in clay pebbles to provide support for their growth and permit water circulation.
5. Environmental friendly!

Because there is no soil, and it is a closed system, pests aren’t an issue unless you bring them inside. There’s no need for pesticides even if you do! Simply use environmentally friendly organic means of removal. Agrow Cube can also be powered by a solar power system. However you power your Agrow Cube, you’ll have an environmentally friendly space to grow plants all year long.

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The red basil is ready to be harvested after growing hydroponically!
6. Less water!

Agrow Cube is a closed loop water system, and water recirculates through the tubes and the water tank. There is no water run-off, and therefore no water wasted! Though hydroponics is a water-based farming system, it uses less water than traditional soil farming. The Agrow Cube uses around 110 gallons of water a month!

7. No nitrogen run-off!

Because there is no water runoff with Agrow Cube, there is no wastewater to contaminate the water table with pesticides or fertilizers. Traditional soil farming can release nitrogen and phosphorous and contribute to nutrient pollution in local water sources. Not with Agrow Cube!

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The water recirculates through the tubes, there is no water lost to runoff.
8. Faster growth

Agrow Cube gives you control over light, water, nutrients, and temperature, enabling you to supercharge plant growth. Plants grow faster in a hydroponics system like the one in Agrow Cube.

9. Low electricity use!

Because Agrow Cube uses an energy efficient heating and cooling system and LED lights for plant growth, it uses minimum electricity each month.

Agrow Cube is a new efficient agriculture product to provide a steady supply of food all year long! To learn more about Agrow Cube, visit our website www.agrowcube.com or call us today at (800) 356-8351.

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Grow Up with Agrow Cube: The Benefits of Vertical Farming

Agrow Cube combines hydroponics and vertical farming inside an insulated box for year round growing. Plants are grown in vertically stacked layers, which enables you to grow more plants per square foot than the same space used for traditional farming. When vertical farming is combined with a hydroponics growing system, you can grow more plants in more places despite space and temperature limitations.

What are the benefits of Vertical Farming?

Perfect for limited space!

When you have limited space available, vertical farming is a great option because vertically stacked growing spaces means more plants can be grown in a small amount of space. This is especially important for urban gardening, where open land is at a premium, and building gardens up instead of out may be the only option.

Agrow Cube is designed for easy installation in urban areas: between buildings, in restaurant parking lots, directly on school premises, or on urban building rooftops. Its panelled construction means it can be installed in any location without access to a crane; each panel can fit inside a freight elevator and can easily be carried into spaces that are otherwise difficult to access. Agrow Cube brings a local farming into urban areas where traditional farming space is lacking.

Four levels of PVC pipes cut for growing plants in a vertical farming hydroponics system.
Taking advantage of vertical space by stacking the hydroponics pipes on top of each other

Grow more plants in less space

Agrow Cube uses vertical space so that you can grow more plants in a limited amount of space. The 10’ x 20’ Agrow Cube box can grow 2000 plants in only 200 square feet because growing spaces are vertically stacked to take advantage of the height of the box.

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Agrow Cube can grow up to 2000 plants by using vertical farming!
Bring farming into the city

When  you install an Agrow Cube in an urban area, you bring farming into the city. Not only does the Agrow Cube give you room to grow a wide variety of plants in a small space, but it brings nature to places where green plants and fresh produce are limited. Too, it adds a natural aesthetic to the location; though Agrow Cube is a closed box, the exterior design can provide a clean, green visual element that  stands out against the surrounding buildings.

Who can benefit from using the hydroponics and vertical farming inside an Agrow Cube?

Agrow Cube is a sustainable source of food for several locations that lack access to a farm.

Urban Farmers!

With the limited space available in cities, Agrow Cube enables urban farmers to grow fresh produce right there in the city. Whether set up in alleys between buildings or on rooftops, Agrow Cube can fit into small spaces.  The insulated box will provide a year-round farming season to feed the entire building! To learn more about farming year round with Agrow Cube, visit our previous blog post!

Schools!

It is important to connect children with agriculture and healthy eating habits. (October is National Farm to School Month. For more information about Farm to School initiatives, visit farmtoschool.org.) Instead of taking time away from the classroom by  taking a field trip to a farm, why not bring the farm to school? Students can learn about farming, plant cycles, small business operation, and more in the Agrow Cube. It also provides steady access to fresh produce all year long.

Seedlings planted in rockwool cube.
It is so easy to grow with hydroponics that even a child can do it!
Restaurants!

Restaurant cooks would love to have a steady supply of fresh herbs all year long! Agrow Cube can be installed behind a restaurant, in a parking lot, or in an alley, and provides access to fresh produce all year round. Farm to Table has never tasted so good.

Red basil plants grown in a hydroponics vertical farm.
Restaurant cooks can have easy access to basil and other herbs all year round.

Agrow Cube offers more plants per square feet than traditional farming does by taking full advantage of vertical space, and it can be installed in a wide variety of location, including urban areas with limited space. To learn more about Agrow Cube and all the different possibilities you can explore with it, visit www.agrowcube.com. Check out our previous blog posts on the benefits of hydroponics and how Agrow Cube can be used 365 days a year.

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