What do plants really need to grow? Is that what they're getting?

What do plants really need to grow? Is that what they're getting?

Think about what a plant needs to grow: light, water, nutrients, atmosphere.

This list seems simple enough.  Understand these subjects and you can successfully grow crop plants, bedding plants, forests or fields.   

What if we could control a plant surroundings provide the exact environment it needs?

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On the origins of lettuce

On the origins of lettuce

If you think of salad you probably think of lettuce.  Maybe crunchy iceberg or crisp romaine in a caesar salad.  These two cultivars might be the most common in the US, but they aren’t the only kind of lettuce out there.  There are plenty more – colorful leaf lettuces, lettuce grown for it’s oily seeds or thick stalks.

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