Monday, July 19, 2010

These are our living rooms

Welcome to farming reimagined.

From the skies, 3 Boys Farm appears so futuristic and spotless--immaculate, even. And that's exactly what our farm is all about: growing vegetables and herbs in a contained, pest-free environment without needing to apply dangerous chemicals to them. Using modern hydroponic and organic technologies and carefully controlled climate zones to maximize outputs of flawless, highly nutritious produce year-round. And doing it all in the greenest way imaginable, using sophisticated rainwater cachement systems and harvesting much of our power from alternative, green-energy sources such as wind and solar.

Let's show you around our sparkling, laboratory-like facilities.

Step this way, into the living rooms of 3 Boys Farm.

Greenhouses redefined: climate-controlled, with filtered rainwater stored alongside.

Support structures for the photovoltaic solar panels we'll be installing.

Inside one of the houses, cucumber vines are already flowering; soon they'll be climbing, too.

Seedlings burst toward the light in special above-ground trays; next they'll be transferred to custom-built hydroponic nutrient channels.

Our first crop: an explosion of fragrant basil. Success!

A closer view of a cucumber plant; they're growing in Dutch bato boxes.

Baby red-leaf lettuce are ready to be transferred to nutrient channels, too.

Tomato plants are just getting started, and so are we. Onward!

Welcome to 3 Boys Farm

This is our first post at the brand-new blog of 3 Boys Farm, a year-round organic and hydroponic farm growing vegetables and herbs in the Tampa Bay area.

We hope you'll bookmark this blog, as we'll soon be sharing lots of updates about our latest harvests, stories of interest, photographs, videos, and even some terrific recipes.

Welcome...and buon appetito!