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Fresh greens from a shipping container in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands? Believe it.

A young family has begun selling the first year-round, locally grown commercial produce in the unforgiving climate of Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands. Aleutian Greens co-owner Blaine Shaishnikoff said last week that two storms had just blown through the community — and the lettuce and herbs, nestled inside shipping containers set up as hydroponic farms, were unscathed. "You wake up and there's a couple inches of snow on the ground, and it kind of makes you think about it for a minute," Shaishnikoff said. Shaishnikoff, 28, and his wife, Catina, grew up in Unalaska, the treeless island community where fresh produce is shipped in from Seattle, more than 2,000 miles away. "It takes a lot of shelf life off of the product," Shaishnikoff said. Sometimes grocery stores run out of certain vegetables. Members of the community have long discussed how fresh produce is hard to come by, he said. The Shaishnikoffs started Aleutian Greens [...]

By | 2018-02-07T23:47:44+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Customer Profiles, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing the Best Greenhouse to Fit Your Needs

Whether you want to extend your growing season or provide a safer and more controlled environment to plant your seeds, you must first decide on the type of greenhouse to purchase.  Here are some tips on beginning the process of choosing the best greenhouse for your growing. For starters, decide on the crops you want to grow, quantities and the overall greenhouse size you will need to achieve the end result you desire.  Obviously the larger and stronger greenhouse structure, the higher the costs, so keep that in mind. Greenhouse Type There are 3 main types of greenhouses.  A Cold Frame, a Starter Greenhouse and a Grower Greenhouse. Cold Frame:  Mini greenhouse made to be placed directly on the garden bed for direct seed germination and for hardening off transplants.  Cold Frames are used typically in early spring.  They allow for easier sprouting, and for relocating to accommodate plant [...]

By | 2018-01-30T21:52:18+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Link4 Designs Product For Greenhouse Growers

Link4 Greenhouse Controls, the innovators of the "All-In-One" Grow Room Controller specifically created and designed for Greenhouse growers, Hydroponic growers and Greenhouse Manufacturers, announced today that it has developed an inexpensive "off the shelf" controller product specifically for intermediate growers or compact Greenhouse manufacturers. Link4' novel user Interface is already known to be one of the best and simplest to use with-in its industry. Link4 products are already used in some of the more prolific agricultural Universities (Penn State, Syracuse University, University of Michigan, and Ohio State ATI) in the US, and used by some of the country's most prestigious commercial growers, where our customized solutions are created based on each commercial grower's need. It's because of our experience combined with Link4's advanced technology and software, we were able to successfully create a product with similar features and functions, that in the past only our commercial growers could afford. [...]

By | 2018-02-13T01:40:47+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Blog, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments