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Greg Foot visits London company Growing Underground to see how they are using a Hydroponic system to grow salad leaves and micro herbs 100 feet under the streets of London. Subscribe for more awesome science – http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=HeadsqueezeTV http://www.youtube.com/user/HeadsqueezeTV Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsMinecraft Tutorial 59 – Underground Farming – Setting UpHow Hydroponics Systems Work (Farming Vertically, Rotating Machine, Self Watering Aeroponics)Father of Vertical Farming Answers Can This Really Work- Robert Colangelo Green Sense FarmsFather of Vertical Farming Answers: Can This Really Work?Robot Farming and the Future of Food: Hard Work on WheelsVertical Farming in Kakaako – Kerry Kakazu

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  • Anthony Kranjc 10 months ago

    Fascinating! I thought that hydroponics were insufficient for growing a whole great deal. Maybe they should also consider moving cemetaries underground.

  • EqualsThreeable 10 months ago

    in space, this could work

  • hutlosful 10 months ago

    what other plants could you grow down there?
    could you grow potatoes?

  • Barry Jenkinson 10 months ago

    They didn't show the marijuana section in this "Herb" farm.

  • Jeff J 10 months ago

    I worry about who's carpet they use.

  • Aaron Pederson 10 months ago

    We need these everywhere for everyone! Fund it! Fund it noooooooooooooow!

  • Lucid Moses 10 months ago

    How do they control pests/diseases? Are they organic?

  • TrollingAround 10 months ago

    Love this :)

  • SlideRulePirate 10 months ago

    … plus it's an excellent cover for the real "crop".

  • Robin Hilton 10 months ago

    The true test will be growing saffron underground and watching the retail price drop or stay the same and be able to make millions in profit.

  • Siddhi Desai 10 months ago

    Will the nutrient or composition in these plants be different? I mean plants must be getting more diverse nourishment from soil right? Also, is this method safer to issues like blight, since there's less pests and pollutants as well. Hope someone can answer this!

  • Vegard Løknes (VAHLTE) 10 months ago

    I love this so much.

  • Arcadiy Ivanov 10 months ago

    Sun gives off 1 kW/m^2 of incident energy on average out of which about 300 W/m^2 reach the planet surface (higher on the equator). Even if an LED is 100% efficient (it isn't, LED is only about 30% efficient), in order to produce the same amount of light for photosynthesis you have to provide 0.3 kW/m^2. With switching mode power supply (80% – 90% efficiency) and 30% LED efficiency, you're talking about 1kW/m^2 of electricity used if measured at the outlet, discounting transmission and generation losses.

    Notice, they don't grow potatoes in there. This is because a potato will cost as much as a lobster if produced using this method. The microgreens, as the owners put it, are used by "chefs in upscale restaurants". These microgreens probably cost similar to gold per unit weight.

    Hype rapidly dissipates if you do the math.

  • Andrew Gerard 10 months ago

    Very interesting

  • Jannik Goercks 10 months ago

    Brave New Farming :D

  • IAm alivingdynamo 10 months ago

    i like this interviewer guy, he coo

  • Galactic Scholar 10 months ago

    With arable, fertile lands all over the planet continuing to disappear due to climate chaos & human pollution, hydroponics will become more and more important. I worry about the future that so much bio-diversity will be lost.

  • Sam Ba 10 months ago

    Hydroponics is growing plants in nutrient-rich WATER medium only, not on sand or gravel.

  • where's the jump button 10 months ago

    was he suffocating? his lips were so blue

  • Robotman 10 months ago

    Liking the song reference on the thumbnail.