Infinite Harvest was featured in the 9 News story, “Infinite Harvest grows lettuce indoors, avoids Mother Nature’s misfortunes.” Infinite Harvest is a vertical hydroponic farm growing leafy greens just miles from downtown Denver.
15 years ago, LED technology wasn’t very accessible, a representative of Infinite Harvest reported. To tour the indoor farm the 9 News reporter and company representatives suited up in hairnets and booties. The story featured the floor to ceilging greens, a layout which best maximizes use of space. Bright light and blue lights are crucial to growing crops. 36,000 seedlings start sprouting in the “nursery.” After about three weeks, the more mature plants are transplanted to the main room. 52,000 heads of lettuce (and microgreens) are grown 365 days of the year. Every plant that is harvested is instantly replaced, and the cycle continues.
Infinite Harvest’s system uses 95 percent less water than traditional farming. City water is filtered and treated with nutrients before supplying the plants; it’s then recycled to sustain subsequent crops. 11-12 harvests per year produce more harvests than an outdoor farm – the climate controlled environment creates bigger yield and better quality.