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Watch and read more here about The Future of Farming: Hydroponic Tomatoes: Rows of healthy hydroponic tomatoes are nurtured and grown in a high-tech greenhouse facility in Camarillo, California. Houweling’s Tomatoes is a family-owned operation dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint, one nutrient-rich tomato at a time. The tomatoes at this facility are fed nitrogen, potassium, and other elements like iron and zinc to give it that extra kick. Plants sink their roots in coconut fibers, aiding in the growth of vines that can reach approximately a foot a week. Since the facility is completely enclosed, there are no weeds, no fungus, or need for any pesticides or fungicides. Advanced computer technology controls the humidity and carbon dioxide levels, and solar panels provide the facility with total energy independence. Reporter Val Zavala chats with tomato growers for a rare look inside the one-of-a-kind greenhouse facility in Southern California. Watch all SoCal Connected videos here: SoCal Connected articles, videos, and more: Like Socal Connected on Facebook: Follow Socal Connected on Twitter: Follow SoCal Connected on Instagram: Follow SoCal Connected on Vine: Follow SoCal Connected on Google+: Follow SoCal Connected on tumblr: Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsTHESIS 2013 RMUTT – INNOVATION VERTICAL FARMING FOR FUTURE IN BANGKOK (HD)The Future of Farming Hydroponic TomatoesAmazing – The Future Of Agriculture: Hydroponic and Vertical FarmingAmazing – The Future Of Agriculture: Hydroponic and Vertical FarmingAmazing – The Future Of Agriculture: Hydroponic and Vertical FarmingAmazing – The Future Of Agriculture: Hydroponic and Vertical Farming

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  • George Louis 1 year ago

    I want one of those! Build one onto my house!

  • Sorin Felea 1 year ago

    no taste no energy only fibers

  • Trevor Watkins (Twatkins) 1 year ago

    Insect at 3:44, while discussing insect prevention.

  • Jurgi Uriarte Idiazabal 1 year ago

    "better than organic" majajajaj

  • Curry Curry 1 year ago

    so basically it's about mass production rather then organic and healthy. . don't get me wrong I'm really interested in hydroponics. But the guy said it him self they're not organic .. more research is needed for myself in this..

  • HeliosWorksAV 1 year ago

    Nice set up, even though I'm a stickler for all organic I can still appreciate what they're trying. I wonder what an organic permaculture setup would do in an enclosed environment like that with some automation involved.

  • ellis anderson 1 year ago

    Why does it take an American company to make this and other achievements a landmark event when it's all quite common knowledge in the rest of the world. Perhaps the real achievement is lateral thinking and breaking the Monsanto choke hold.

  • JayGeePee1 1 year ago

    Geeze… Instead of admiring a great setup I see a bunch of complainers posting. Plants do NOT know the difference between Organic and Inorganic fertilizers for one. And stop bringing up GMO. Our ancestors have been genetically engineering our produce for 100's, if not 1000's of years. Where the hell do you think Corn came from? Corn is modified wheat… Orange carrots are a product of GMO. The only thing you really have to worry about is Herbicides and Pesticides which are bad for you and the Environment, even your precious Organic stuff. As far as Monsanto goes, be worried about them taking control of our seed supply, not their GMO's. Well except for their Roundup infused corn. That shits no good.

  • Alexander Shapovalov 1 year ago


  • jana civka 1 year ago

    samá voda a chemikálie, žiadne prirodzené podmienky, to je lepšia rajčina z balkona, ktorú si dopestujem vo velkom črepníku alebo si pojdem kupit na trh od záhradkára, len propagujú vraj organic, ale je to samá chémia.

  • Mazigh Mourad 1 year ago

    You can't conquer the dutch glasshouses, even your hydrophilic fibres are from netherlands

  • DudeRevolution 1 year ago

    Id like to know how he keeps all the bugs out just by putting it in doors. Even the immaculate Walter White couldn't overcome that doosey.. speaking of which, the dude is a dead ringer of Hang Schraeder!!!

  • Johnny R 1 year ago

    You could not pay me to eat one of those tomatoes.

  • bekrija .sam 1 year ago

    Can't cheat the nature.

  • Jerry Rauch 1 year ago

    640, lol, stop

  • Plant Sugar 1 year ago

    Scary, how do they taste, and do they have all the nutrients as in bio dynamic or permaculture tomatoes?

  • 640abdalla 1 year ago

    ''better than organic'' my ass, if you're using chemicals then how the fuck can you be better than organic…?!

  • Jack Ng 1 year ago

    if sun light is captured during the day and could be used for the night, that would make it even advance. I know talk cost nothing hihihi

  • Julian Radillo 1 year ago

    Issachar putting in work in Red garments.

  • Darrin Backup 1 year ago

    3:453:46 fly flys behind his head lol