Crops for Daily Harvesting
Please excuse me if my questions seem stupid as I am not personally someone with "green fingers" although I'd love to be more green. The questions I pose here are to see if Hydroponics could provide a total or partial solution and if so what resources are available to help us establish initially a pilot project.
I'm looking to increase the quality and reduce the costs of fresh, mainly herbs & salad items that we need to get as supplies to our small hotel.
I felt that Hydroponics seemed an obvious solution - as we have a stable year round temperature around 30C - daily 12 hours sunlight as we're on the equator - all our water is made through reverse osmosis being an island.
Currently we ship all fruit & vegetables by air and then transport to us using chiller boxes - this is obviously an expensive process and if we can reduce any part of our requirement by growing it ourselves that would be a very attractive prospect.
So the questions are;
Would Hydoponics as it commonly exists be considered Organic or Inorganic?
Is it possible to have a more "organic friendly" option that is still controllable and predicatable?
What kind of fast growing items can we do in this environment?
Is it feasible to plan the planting - so that we can harvest some or all on a daily/weekly basis?
any feedback is eagerly awaited and will be gratefully received
best regards to all