Hydroponics Provide Fresh Veggies
La Prima Food Group recently invested in a large hydroponic wheel for our Columbia, Maryland kitchen. Now, even when it is freezing cold outside and our garden lays dormant, we are growing our own tomatoes, lettuce and herbs with the power of this new technology.
Hydroponic water wheel at La Prima Catering
It may look like something out of a science fiction film, but this hydroponic system is growing fresh vegetables and herbs, even in the thick of winter! Hydroponic systems use water and artificial sunlight to grow local food year-round. The large water wheel is constantly revolving around a UV light source, providing the plants with everything that they need to grow.
In traditional growing, soil is used to hold minerals and protect the plants, but with hydroponics, the environment is completely controlled indoors and out of the elements. The plants are able to retrieve all the necessary “food” to survive through mineral deposits in the water. In many situations, hydroponic growing is actually cleaner and more efficient than “traditional” methods.
For more information on hydroponic wheels, take a look at this video from Omega Gardens.
At La Prima Catering, we will be utilizing the hydroponic system year-round, in addition to our seasonal produce from our urban garden and partners at
We think it is really exciting! Stay tuned for more photos and information on hydroponics with
La Prima Catering.
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