Posts by Kim

Hydroponics and Vertical Farming

VERTICAL FARMING, GROWING UP Traditionally, to grow food, you needed land -lots of land. As we have heard, available land for farming is disappearing all over the world as Earth’s population increases. There are twice as many people on the planet today as there were in 1970. So, the challenge is, how to grow and…

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Hydroponic Headlines and Agricultural News

Hydroponic Hops Beer. Some people like it some don’t but I for one do enjoy a cold brew. New research is allowing hops (the main ingredient in beer) to be grown indoors by way of hydroponics. As the demand from the beer industry for a reliable source of fresh hops increases, efforts are being made…

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A History of Hydroponics / Aquaponics

HYDROPONICS, WHERE DID IT ORIGINATE? The history of hydroponics can date back to 1600 B.C., the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon”, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In those days, farmers planted plants in clay bowls filled with pebbles and water and hung them from baskets. They also figured out how to channel…

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Hydroponic Systems, Common Systems Part 1

Common Hydroponic Systems. We all know, or at least we should, that hydroponic gardening is a suitable way to get a large return on a small investment. Hydroponic systems use water and nutrients ” efficiently” to encourage fast growth rates which in turn, lead to higher yields. Every hydroponic system out there operates on the…

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ORGANIC HYDROPONICS AND PESTICIDE USE

Organic Hydroponics                                                                                        October  2016 Supermarkets boast organic grapes, carrots, lettuce, banana’s etc……

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