HYDROPONIC AND AQUAPONIC DESIGNS

There are two categories of hydroponic systems: aggregate and non-aggregate. Non-aggregate hydroponic systems are designed to support plants with their roots hanging into the nutrient solution. Aggregate hydroponic systems use substrates to provide support for the plants. In aggregate hydroponics, the systems may be a closed or open system. An open system denotes that the [...]

In the Red: Tomatoes Remain Focus For Canopy Gardens Hydroponic Produce Growers

Sure, there have been some anxious years for the owners of Canopy Gardens, but for the Langlade County family business, being in the red just means walking into the greenhouse. There, from March to mid-November, about 9,000 tomato plants paint the space in brilliant colors. Canopy Gardens sells cucumbers, peppers and a variety of greens [...]

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Pro Tips #3: Reservoir Hygiene – What’s Growing in your Res?

We came across  a series of articles entitled "Pro Tips," (originally posted by General Hydroponics) that offer a great deal of insight into the art of hydroponic growing. So we thought we'd share this wealth of information with those of you looking to take you hydroponic growing skills to the next level. Enjoy! Do you [...]

Recap of the Week: Massachusetts’ MMJ upgrades, WA tracking issues & possible Rhode Island expansion

To be or not to be? Great question right? The events of the week of Oct. 21st - 28th played out somewhat like an obstacle course, leaving many canna-business owners with similar soliloquies. First, Massachusetts is making changes, presented as 'improvements', to its medical marijuana program. But are the changes good or bad for all [...]

How Hydroponics Works

The Science Behind Hydroponic Nutrients Before we can take a look at how hydroponics works, we must first understand how plants themselves work. Generally speaking, plants need very little to grow. They can subsist on a simple blend of water, sunlight, carbon dioxide and mineral nutrients from the soil. Plants are able to transform light [...]

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Pro Tips #1: Ventilation Series ~ The Scoop on Flexible Ducting

We came across  a series of articles entitled "Pro Tips," (originally posted by General Hydroponics) that offer a great deal of insight into the art of hydroponic growing. So we thought we'd share this wealth of information with those of you who looking to take you hydroponic growing skills to the next level. Enjoy! Today's [...]

Looking to Buy or Build a Hydroponic System? Here’s a good place to get started…

The History of Hydroponics The word hydroponics comes from two Greek words, "hydro" meaning water and "ponics" meaning labor. The concept of soil less gardening or hydroponics has been around for thousands of years. The hanging Gardens of Babylon and The Floating Gardens of China are two of the earliest examples of hydroponics. Scientists started [...]

More hort suppliers and greenhouse builders at PMA this year

Every year in October, the North American produce industry gathers at the PMA Fresh Summit to network, scout new innovations in packaging and varieties and get updated on the latest topics related to retail, post harvest and other trade related information. Over the last couple of years however,  more and more suppliers of technical machinery, [...]

The Rise of Vertical Farms

From a classroom idea to a commercially viable technology, vertical farming promises a green revolution designed for the future. This new methodology can be incredibly efficient and has already been employed in a retail environment in an effort to give customers access to the freshest possible produce. It also has the potential to help solve [...]

Ikea’s hydroponic garden concept uses 90 percent less water than a regular farm

In a few years, when you go to Ikea to pick up something from its Landskrona or a Grundvattnet collections, you might also grab a Lokal — a structure that could allow you to grow your own food indoors. At the London Design Festival in September, Space10 — Ikea’s “future-living” design lab — debuted its concept [...]