Category: Hydroponic Systems

Article 4-1 What Kind of System Do I Want?

If I was going to set up a large hydro system, what system would be the best to use? How can I contact a distributor? Who is the manufacture of the system? Would an NFT system be the most productive and lucrative system? Is there anyone I can contact for literature? PS: I’m looking for the best most cutting edge [ read more ]

Article 4-1 Hydroponics Offers a Healthy Alternative

Hydroponics Offers a Healthy Alternative to Organics By Cindy Rae Organic food is not a fad, it’s a phenomenon that’s here to stay. The principle goal of organic agriculture is to minimize soil degradation and erosion, decrease pollution while optimizing biological productivity in harmony with the environment. According to the Canadian General Standards Board, organically labeled foods do not represent [ read more ]

Article 4-1 Commercial Systems

I’m interested in setting up a small commercial hydroponic system for strawberries. An NFT seems to be the way to go. Can a strawberry crown with roots, like what you get from a nursery, be placed directly into an NFT system to start it? Can an NFT system be set up outside in warm weather? Any info/pictures would be greatly [ read more ]

Article 3-5 Do You Know About CO2

by Cindy Rae, Compliments of Homegrown Hydroponics Imagine that first bite of a sweet, succulent, ripe tomato picked fresh from your garden. The warm juice runs down your chin as a delightful explosion of flavor awakens dormant taste buds. In our harsh climate, fresh tomatoes can usually be enjoyed for only a few short weeks of the year. Then it’s [ read more ]

Article 3-5 Hydroponic Orchids

by Cindy Rae There are few things more magnificent than an Orchid. The delicate blooms display nature’s most intricate work in a spectacular array of colours and shapes. The exposed thick white roots and rich texture and shape of the waxed leaves add to the orchid’s appeal. These unique and exotic plants are fascinating to look at and pleasure to [ read more ]

Article 3-5 I Have Tomatoes

by Cindy Rae, Compliments of Homegrown Hydroponics Imagine that first bite of a sweet, succulent, ripe tomato picked fresh from your garden. The warm juice runs down your chin as a delightful explosion of flavour awakens dormant tastebuds. In our harsh climate, fresh tomatoes can usually be enjoyed for only a few short weeks of the year. Then it’s back [ read more ]

Article 3-3 Optimum Candelbra Method

Optimum Candelabra Methods The Sea of Green Method was developed by Hydro-Tech in the 1980s, popularized by an American author, and is now widely used in high-tech Holland. The basic idea is to eliminate the vegetative stage and go right into bloom after the cutting is fully rooted. This takes up a lot less floor space, produces less large leaves, [ read more ]

Article 3-3 NFT Gully

by Mick Lanyon The use of hydroponic channel has now become the method of choice for growing in commercial hydroponic systems. This is especially true for tomato, strawberry, lettuce and herb growers. This system is pure hydroponics where the plant sits in the channel with the roots of the plant only coming into contact with the nutrient flowing through the [ read more ]

Article 3-2 What is Hydro

What Is Hydroponics Courtesy of American Hydroponics Hydroponics is the growing of plants without using soil. Plants are instead grown in an inert medium, and fed a nutrient solution which includes all the elements necessary for plant growth. Advantages of Hydroponics Hydroponics makes it possible to grow plants in locations where it would not normally be possible, e.g. poor soil, [ read more ]

Article 2-6 Using a Strain to Grow

by Eric Biksa Indoor gardens are capable of generating conditions that are more favorable to growth than nature can provide. This is the ideal situation. However, some locations and equipment limitations might lead the grower to make do with a less than perfect environment. When choosing a variety, consider the below as limitations. They may be overcome with genetics, equipment, [ read more ]
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