Frank and Luana Donato own Mornington Peninsula Hydroponics, a business which is undergoing radical change. By using new technology, Frank will be able to shrink the 3300 square metre hydroponic farm to just 330 square metres – and grow the same number of plants at a lower cost.
Utilising a factory rather than greenhouses and LED lights instead of sunlight, Frank can precisely control the amount of light, keep the temperature to a constant 21 degrees and inject CO2 to encourage growth. His seven tiers of plants will produce 10 times as much stock as a conventional greenhouse of the same size. His herbs, salad greens and other vegetables are sweet, tender and utterly delicious.