SunGarden Greenhouse, Lancaster WI, focused on tomato production in its first years. In 2018 we offered fresh, live lettuce, herbs and fresh turmeric in addition to tomatoes. Availability will vary as the plants move through growth cycles so be sure to sign up for our email newsletter.
Our produce is grown in our hydroponic greenhouse.
What is hydroponic?
Hydroponic growing means that the plant is grown without soil. In the SunGarden, plants are grown year round with the help of client workers from Southwest Opportunities Center, Inc. with the goal of providing our communities with pesticide-free, delicious produce in a safe, enriching and welcoming environment.,
With a soil based system, the plant gradually absorbs the nutrients. In a hydroponic system, the nutrients are absorbed directly into the roots. In our greenhouse, the roots are placed in a pot with clay pebbles at the bottom to maximize nutrients. Nutrient rich water is then consistently being circulated through the interconnected rows of plants to provide the nutrients the tomatoes need. This method of growing not only reduces nutrient loss but also gives the grower much more control over the growth of the plants and greatly diminishes the risks of soil borne diseases. Insect traps and predator species are used instead of dangerous pesticides to control insects in the greenhouse.
Please contact us about becoming a buyer of our produce. 608-723-0189