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Vertical Shoots Urban Farms: Home Grown in Aberdeenshire

Based in Aberdeenshire, Vertical Shoots was set up in 2020 in the back garden of founders Sathya and Brindha’s Westhill home. Engineers by day, Sathya and Brindha began growing microgreens using Kroptek’s LEDs and now serve several local shops, restaurants, and cafes. 

A Shared Vision 

Fed up with the far-flung origins of the products they could buy in their local supermarket Sathya and Brindha decided to bring local and sustainable microgreens to their community. 

Intrigued by the challenges of vertical farming, Vertical Shoots set up their first grow in a shed similar in size to a 20ft container. 

Of the challenges of setting up a vertical farm, finding the right lights proved to be one of the toughest. 

While growing indoors, it is essential that we invest in a good quality grow light which would give the optimum growth and a healthy produce for a longer shelf life and good taste. ” – Sathyanarayanan Vasudevan, Co-Founder at Vertical Shoots 

After trialling many options, Vertical Shoots settled on Kroptek’s LED tubes for their excellent performance and unbeaten value. 

Compared to the lights we were using previously there is definitely a good improvement with the Kroptek grow lights. The leaves are much broader for the same growth period. When the growth is good you definitely feel the difference. It gives you the confidence as growers we are packing a good quality product for our customers. ” – Sathyanarayanan Vasudevan, Co-Founder at Vertical Shoots. 

Providing more than just LEDs 

Since first offering LEDs for trialling in 2020 we’ve continued to supply LEDs as Vertical Shoots has expanded. More importantly, we’ve built a strong relationship sharing expertise on how to optimise an indoor grow space. 

We received good support during the purchase of the lights and also it did not end just with the lights. We have also been receiving support from Kroptek’s experts on other aspects of our indoor farm. ”  – Sathyanarayanan Vasudevan, Co-Founder at Vertical Shoots 

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