We grow Microgreens Watercress and Mixed Leaf Salads
We are a family run business based in Llanferres, with a passion for growing Microgreens, Watercress and Mixed Leaf Lettuce in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.
Our Microgreens are grown in a temperature controlled environment to ensure best germination and efficient growing time. We use mostly solar panels to power our growroom.
The Importance Of Sustainable Farming for the environment
Essentially, hydroponics is a method of growing plants using a nutrient solution. Our microgreens spend their lives growing in a sustanable coconut coir and receive their nutrients via a controled solution, absorbing it from the coir.
Microgreens are young shoots which are harvested typically 5 to 20 days after germination, they are used as a garnish or eaten in salads or food toppers.
Microgreens have a number of benefits depending on what type you’re eating. They deliver an intense and aromatic flavour and a concentrated nutrient content, vibrant colours and unique textures.
How we’re doing our part to protect the environment
Using 90% Recycled PET for our Microgreens Packaging
Sustainable Salad Packaging
Using Clear Biodegradable Bags for Pea Tendrils, Basil, Watercress and Mixed Leaf Salad
All of our lettuce grown are from organic seeds. We do not use pesticides so you may find some "guests" amongst your lettuce
We use a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics which come together as Aquaponics. This is how we grow our watercress and mixed leaf salad’s. It is a highly sustainable method of agriculture that forms a symbiotic relationship between fish (in our case Rainbow trout) and plants. It involves the use of a fish tank placed below a grow bed for plants, where the main input to the system is fish food.
When the fish product waste, it is cycled out of the fish tank into the grow bed, where bacteria transform ammonia into nitrates that the plants need to grow. The water is then filtered and returned to the fish tank, aiding in the highly optimised, zero-waste process of farming fish and plants together.
Industry experts say Aquaponics uses 90% less water than traditional farming and so we decided to grow in the most environmentally and sustainable way possible.