Fairweather's Nursery are completing the installation of LED lights into their second propagation greenhouse, to enable them to expand the weaning of tissue culture plants throughout the winter, with a capacity of 200,000 plants under lights at any one time.
"Apart from enabling us to increase the production of Agapanthus in particular, this has also allowed us to retain more members of the team on a year round basis ensuring we keep and develop our skills base."
The facility has been developed with Agapanthus production in mind but can be used for the weaning of a wide range of plants depending on the demands of the market.
"The LED lights allow us to economically extend the growing day to 14 hours and improve the quality of the plants by providing the right spectrum and intensity of light. Having previously used 2 Dutch lighting suppliers we are pleased to have given this project to Indo lighting a Southampton based company."