Yes, we can. However, because root vegetables have an extremely long shelf life they can survive well into the winter months and therefore it would be more beneficial to grow a more vitamin rich produce that doesn't have a long shelf life.
Yes, we can, and this is something we plan to look into. We will have to modify our unit slightly to accommodate fruiting bodies. By slightly adjusting the light cycle from 16 hours on 8 hours off to an even 12/12 split.
We use a sub-straight called rock wool. Rock wool is molten rock that has been superheated and then spun like cotton candy forming a soft bouncy material that is super absorbent.
Our hydroponic unit is off grid, meaning that it uses well water and solar power as a renewable energy source.
These hydroponic units are designed so that no previous experience is required. Just minimal training in order to understand the basics of how the unit works.
It takes 6 weeks from seed to harvest. 2 weeks in the seedling area, and 4 weeks in the maturing shelves.