What are requirements of growing herbs in hydroponics?

pH level, humidity, temperature, nutrients, and light are what you should consider when growing herbs in hydroponics. When those factors are carefully controlled, the hydroponics will offer a superior growing medium and less time-consuming in comparison to the conventional soil. Light Your herbs require at least six hours of unobstructed sunlight and bright every day. [...]

The future of farming is sprouting up where you’d least expect it

Beneath one of NYC's best restaurants, down a hallway you could find only if you knew where to go, rows of heady, hydroponic herbs, sticky with residue, grow under LED lights. Across the East River, in an old factory, a small lab of growers tinker with their own seedlings, while a greenhouse just two miles [...]

Urban Farming Insider: Understanding Organic Hydroponics with Tinia Pina

Tinia Pina is the founder and CEO of Renuble, a company started in 2011 that develops hydroponic fertilizer 100% derived from organic food waste inputs. Renuble helps hydroponic growers increase yields with a wide variety of urban farming crops grown hydroponically in large metropolitan areas like New York City, where Renuble is based. We interviewed [...]

Benefits Of Potassium Sulfate for Hydroponic Gardening

Potassium sulfate (K2SO4) also known as sulfate of potash, arcanite, or archaically known as potash of sulfur) is a white crystalline, non-flammable salt soluble in water. The chemical compound is commonly used in fertilizers, providing both potassium and sulfur. The application of K (Potassium) in nutrient formulae depends upon its chemical combination with other elements that affects [...]

Hydroponic Greenhouses Gets $25M To Grow New England Produce

A business that wants to build two hydroponic greenhouses in New Hampshire’s North Country to get tomatoes and salad greens more quickly to New England supermarkets has received $25 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. North Country Growers plans to start building its two 10-acre greenhouses in Berlin soon, and planting next July, with [...]

Hydroponic Lab among $3.7 million in improvements for Astoria public schools

Public schools in Astoria will receive millions for infrastructure improvements and new additions like a film studio and science lab. Councilman Costa Constantinides and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced that they are allocating nearly $3.7 million to the School Construction Authority for a number of enhancements. Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria at 23-15 [...]

Hydroponic Greenhouse Pros and Cons

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — For the week's Homegrown, we take a look at some of the issues that can pop up while growing food in a greenhouse, without using soil. "This is a curly leaf that we sell a lot of for sandwiches," Joan Jones says as she showed us a popular type of lettuce she grows. [...]

Hydroponics: A growing trend in southwest Riverside County

In the 2015 Ridley Scott film “The Martian,” based on the 2011 Andy Weir novel of the same name, a stranded botanist survives a grueling three years on the red planet thanks, in part, to a cleverly improvised hydroponic potato farm. Hydroponic farming — the system of growing food in water without the use of [...]

Ikea’s Newest Product Introduces Hydroponics to Mainstream America

The term “hydroponics” typically conjures up images of illegal marijuana farms in massive warehouses, but Ikea has a more domesticated offer: a handsome little planter that lets you grow lettuce right on your kitchen countertop. Hydroponics is a plant-growing method that involves no soil. While it sounds like a construct of modern science and technology, [...]

Smackdown: Hydroponics vs. Soil-Based Organic Growing

Sustainable-minded growers have been locked in an argument the past few years over whether or not hydroponic or aquaponics systems of growing could ever be considered organic. In-soil organic growers argue the core philosophy of organics is “feed the soil, not the plant.” If there is no soil to feed, how can it be organic? [...]