Costa Rica News – Growing vegetables in the air will soon be commercial in Costa Rica.
This technique called aeroponics uses tubes, trays, drawers, and other hanging containers without soil to produce crops.
The root of the plant is placed in a PVC tube and the plant is fed with a nebulized cloud of water and nutrients. There is a system that warns when it is necessary to provide the fog and alerts of potential problems.
This would allow harvesting 1,000 lettuces per month in just 100 square meters. It can be done on the roofs of buildings. It uses less water and pesticides and is of better quality due to the rich nutrients. It is a way to face the risk of climate change.
This technique is highly developed in Mexico where there are many buildings with spaces available for this type of cultivation. Trials and trainings are currently going on in Costa Rica.