An east London car park has started to use shipping containers to grow food hydroponically. This has come as a need for sustainable food coming after the Covid-19 pandemic. These containers allow food to be cultivated without the need for soil. This is a relatively inexpensive way to provide healthy food without having to use as much water and resources as typically needed. The future is here and it’s looking quite ripe. The food is free of pesticides and subjectively tastes better.
- Hydroponic vegetables are grown in nutrient-enhanced water rather than soil.
- Hydroponic vegetables can include kale, various lettuces, basil, and others, and the technology is continuing to evolve.
- Hydroponics systems allow vegetables to be grown indoors, and for far less water, than traditional techniques.
“In the era of climate change and Brexit, British farming is facing unprecedented challenges.”