July 24, 2020 admin

How do you grow vegetables in the desert?

by Euronews


A Syrian farmer in the UAE is producing a variety of salad vegetables and herbs in the inhospitable climate and terrain of the region.

Amjad Alkhal, who works as an agricultural engineer at Emirates Hydroponics Farms, uses a hydroponic farming system – an innovative method of growing plants without soil – but instead using a liquid nutrient solution.

Chilled water passes through insulating tubes to nourish plants like lettuce, which are planted in a fibrous material called rockwool.

to be continued



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