Unique for a Resort and the first of its kind in the Caribbean, the Hydroponic Farm is an important component to CuisinArt and serves as the basis for all the culinary inspirations. Hydroponics saves water through the use of recirculation systems and drip irrigation; we recycle the drainage from the greenhouse to feed the outdoor landscape plants. This 18,000 square-foot greenhouse was engineered to withstand winds up to 110 mph, and the crops can be grown all season, regardless of outside weather conditions. The farm contains two lettuce ponds and a bato bucket system for vine crops like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and eggplant. A-frames are used for herbs and lettuce, maximizing the number of plants in an area. Raised beds contain herbs, lettuce and peppers, and plant towers are used for bok choy and herbs. For more information about hydroponics, visit Dr. Resh's website at www.howardresh.com.
HYDROPONIC FARM TOUR
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am.
Meet at the Hydroponic Farm entrance.
HYDROPONIC BOOKS Books available at the CuisinArt Resort gift shop or online at www.howardresh.com, www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com
by Howard M. Resh, Ph.D., Farm Manager
- Hydroponic Food Production
- Hydroponic Home Food Gardens
- Hydroponic Tomatoes
- Hydroponics: Questions & Answers
- Hobby Hydroponics