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    Kluane Lake Research Station
    Mile 1054 Alaska Highway
    Yukon Y0B 1H0

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    Can you grow potatoes and other root vegetables?

    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.

    Can you grow fruiting plants?

    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.

    What do you plant the seeds into?

    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.

    What does "off-grid" mean?

    Our hydroponic unit is off grid, meaning that it uses well water and solar power as a renewable energy source.

    What kind of education do you need to run a hydroponics unit?

    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.

    How long does it take for the seeds to mature?

    It takes 6 weeks from seed to harvest. 2 weeks in the seedling area, and 4 weeks in the maturing shelves.

    Can we contact Ag1054 for an interview, or for follow up questions?

    Of course! You can message us on facebook @ag1054 or use our contact form.

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    Kluane Lake Research Station
    Mile 1054 Alaska Highway
    Yukon Y0B 1H0
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