Hydroponic and aquaponic gardening are both rapidly growing industries worldwide. Lettuce, spinach herbs and strawberries are some of the plants that grow well in a hydroponic environment where they float on an EPS tray with their roots being fed by nutrient rich water in a controlled environment year round in many locations. This type of gardening has been around forever but has become much more popular in the past 10 – 15 years..
This aquaponic farm in Milwaukie, Oregon uses EPS trays 1-1/2” x 24” x 45” with 36 holes for starter plants and the same size trays with 24 smaller holes for mature plants. Each farm has their preferred tray size that can be up to 48” x 96” for a very large scale operation. Universal Foam Products will provide custom trays to your individual specifications and requirements.
Here is what our customer has to say. “Our aquaponics system closely replicates nature in an indoor environment. This allows us to locally supply otherwise out-of-season produce all year round. Additionally, all our herbs and produce are grown from organic seeds without the use of synthetic chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers. Our process also uses only 5% of the water of traditional farming, and only 10% of the land of conventional farming; and has absolutely no negative effect on the surrounding natural habitat.”