Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants without soil. Instead, you add nutrients directly into the water supply. Liquid nutrients enable the plants to spend less time extracting food from the soil and more time growing great big delicious leaves and fruit. This growing method allows you to grow plants indoors all year round, minimizing the plants’ exposure to environmental damage, disease and insects.
The Flex Farm is for anyone with a desire to grow healthy, pesticide-free plants any time of the year. Its compact size and high yield capacity make it the perfect fit for homes, farms, classrooms, cafeterias, restaurants and community service organizations. Indoor farming is revolutionizing the way we bring fresh and healthy food to our communities.
Flex Farms need about 10 square feet of floor space and can be placed in just about any temperature-controlled room with a standard ceiling and access to water and electricity. To date, Flex Farms have been placed in all sorts of locations like classrooms, food pantries, cafeterias, libraries, corporate lobbies and more.
The Flex Farm is optimized to grow leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach and arugula. It also excels at growing herbs like basil, cilantro and tarragon. Our partners have seen success growing strawberries, peppers, tomatoes and even pumpkins. Imagination and experimentation are the keys to unlocking the Flex Farm’s full potential, we’re still making discoveries ourselves!
At the national average of $0.13 per kWh, it costs $16.85 per month in electricity to operate a Flex Farm Pro for the recommended 16 hours per daylight cycle. Other costs include, consumable items such as seeds, nutrients and grow medium. On average, most people spend between $300-$500 per year in utilities and consumables.
Each Flex Farm comes with everything you need to start growing except the water. Each Flex Farm includes:
- Light Tower
- LED Growing Lights
- Submersible Pump
- Grower Kit
- TDS meter
- Measuring cup
- Bristle brush (for cleaning)
- Resupply Kit
- Rockwool (grow medium)
- Nursery tray
- pH kit
- Food grade hydrogen peroxide (for cleaning)
- Assembly Guides and Growing Resources
- All of our outstanding customer support. We’ll be with you every step of your agricultural journey!
Fork Farms currently provides green leaf lettuce seeds in Resupply Kits. If you are interested in purchasing additional seeds, Johnny’s Selected Seeds is a reliable source for a wide variety of high-quality seeds. We highly recommend using pelleted seed whenever possible. Pelleted seeds are easier to handle and the clay coating provides extra moisture to the seed so it doesn’t dry out. They are definitely worth the additional expense!