Green Jungle is a newly opened indoor hemp farm comprised of 6 independent fully automated and sealed growing rooms. Each room hosts 180 plants. All aspects are monitored and automated – lighting, humidity, temperature, airflow, CO2, watering and nutrients. Climate computer allows to schedule and plan in advance every aspect of plants growth. The target is to provide customers with dried hemp flowers rich in terpenoids and CBD/ CBG depending on the strain. The first harvest is expected within 2 months.
“We have decided to partner with Plantalux as horticulture LED lighting provider. We have checked their previous realization on hemp and cannabis in Israel, Switzerland and Uruguay to be sure that we can expect high-quality flowers. Also, the company equipped our farm with climate computer which is much of a help for our grower.” Says Ewelina Padziak, CEO of Green Jungle.
Rafael and Jakub Lachowski are the two brothers running the company, and they are very much aware of the benefits that LEDs can bring to cannabis cultivation. "Especially when it comes to shipping containers, it is paramount to be able to manage the heat," Rafael explains. "LEDs produce less heat and are cheaper to operate. On top of that, you can replicate the full spectrum of the sun and you can also manipulate so to feed the plant with the right light intensity and quality."
Green Jungle is a Polish start-up developing indoor farming in shipping containers, especially for hemp and cannabis market. The company provides ready to use containers therefore potential client just needs to plug water, electricity and CO2 to start growing. The first farm was launched just one week ago but potentially interested growers from Canada, North Macedonia and Portugal have already asked about lead time and technical specification.
According to Rafael and Jakub, shipping containers are the perfect way to enter the cannabis cultivation business, as these allow growers to test first hand what growing cannabis is all about. After the ROI has been calculated and the grower gains more experience with the crop, it will be much easier for them to scale up their operation and be ready for the challenges that lie ahead.
“Yesterday we had guests from North Macedonia interested in cooperation on foreign markets. We see the market growing rapidly not only in all over the world thus we are more than happy to be a part of the industry.” Says Ewelina Padziak, CEO of Green Jungle.