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What kind of plants can a plant factory grow?

What kind of plants can a plant factory grow?

Shang Shu Yuan 2023-04-26 15:56:20


What crops are plant factories suitable for? Most people would probably answer the higher yielding leafy vegetables. Indeed, leafy vegetables have multiple planting advantages of low production cost, short cycle, and high yield, so they have long occupied the dominant position of plant factories. At present, the main plants grown are lettuce, lettuce, spinach, celery, etc. However, after several years of development and research, the plant factory has broken the dominance of leafy vegetables. At present, more than 130 types of plants have entered the plant factory. This article elaborates from the 5 categories of leafy vegetables, flowers, fruits, spices, and medicinal plants. 


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A) Leafy vegetables
In addition to lettuce, leafy vegetables, such as lettuce, celery, fungus, water spinach, cabbage, chrysanthemum, shepherd's purse, leek, leaf beet, leaf sweet potato, ice vegetables, etc., are suitable for plant production. , and each species can realize commercial cultivation, and the varieties are very rich.
At present, according to different plant types, leaf shapes, growth speed, color, taste and other indicators, some varieties suitable for plant factory production have been selected. For example, green butter lettuce, red butter lettuce, green lettuce, green leaf lettuce, red rosa lettuce, green lettuce in lettuce have high yield, fast growth speed, crisp and sweet taste, and their status in plant factories is becoming more and more important;

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B) Ornamental flowers
As an important new owner in the plant factory, the ornamental flowers are bright in color, high in ornamental value, with many varieties to choose from, and are not restricted by seasons and climates, so they can output fresh and beautiful ornamental flowers all year round.
For example, pansy is the national flower of Iceland. The flower language is happiness and longing. There are red, yellow, purple, pink, white and other colors. There are mixed varieties and single-color varieties. It is the most beautiful owner in the plant factory.


C) Fruit vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients. Fruits contain more sugars, organic acids, multivitamins, proteins, minerals and other nutrients, and have higher requirements for light, temperature and nutritional conditions. At present, plant factories mainly grow cucumbers, small tomatoes, colored peppers, sweet peppers, etc.
Cucumber varieties are mainly fruit-type cucumbers, with high yield and short production cycle, and the melon skin is thin, the melon taste is fresh and sweet, and the yield is high; sweet pepper varieties are rich, with round, oblate, oblong, pointed round fruit shape;

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D) Spices
Spice crops have a wide range of uses, and can also be used as a decoration for Western food, desserts and beverages, which can help increase appetite, and also have bactericidal and anti-fatigue effects. At present, the spices planted in plant factories include basil, mint, rosemary, etc., which are rich in variety, good in appearance, high in appearance, clean and tender, and can meet people's various needs for spice crops.



E) Medicinal plants
Traditional medicinal plants are easily plagued by pests and diseases in the production process, and the control of pests and diseases leads to high pesticide residues. The ultra-clean space of plant factories solves the impact of pests and diseases on medicinal plants and provides a new way out for the development of medicinal plants.
At present, plant factories mainly focus on the safe and reliable cultivation of clematis and dendrobium.