Kulmalan puutarha invested in Netled´s hybrid lighting solution at the end of the year 2016 for organic basil production.
Finnish professional greenhouse Kulmalan puutarha has long experience in producing organic sallads, herbs, tomato and cucumber. Products are marketed in the whole country under the brand Lassen Luomu and Private label of Finnish supermarket chains. At the end of last year, a new greenhouse for herbs was built and equipped with Netled´s hybrid lighting solution.
“Demand for organic herbs has been increasing for some time now and new production facility answered to real need. With the help of hybrid lighting the growing cycle of basil got significantly shorter and we were able to deliver more products to our customers than we had calculated before the investment.” – Jetta Kulmala, owner, Kulmalan puutarha.
Basil is one of the most challenging herbs to grow during the winter season. Applying organic growing brings additional challenges, because it is not possible to utilize all those methods that are used to increase efficiency in conventional growing. With hybrid lighting it is possible to create optimal light quality and growing environment in both organic and conventional growing also in winter time.