Commercial Hydroponics

In a 10 x 30m greenhouse, growing herbs & lettuce you will harvest 4320 plants every 2-3-4 weeks with a potential of 26 harvests a year. We design greenhouse layouts for all our customers to optimize the growing space and ensure maximum yield & production.

What will you GROW? 

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Hydroponics in Namibia

With an average of 300 days of sunshine annually Namibia is one of the sunniest countries in worldwide. It is therefore understandable that people of Namibia are turning towards Hydroponics to provide fresh produce in a country that this is very hard to obtain.

Only growing her 2nd crop, (see photo) but our young grower Larissa is making steady strides in bringing fresh produce to the heart of Namibia.

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Urban Container Farms

As container growing become more popular, we look at the advantages & disadvantages of container farms:

Hydroponic profiles for containers

The biggest advantages of container farms are:

  1. They’re modular and easy to ship.
  2. They’re compact and self-contained.
  3. Used containers are cheap and available.
  4. Prices will continue to be driven down as competition increases.

The biggest disadvantages of container growing:

  1. Environmental controls or lack thereof
  2. Structural integrity
  3. Antagonism between light, layout, and heat
  4. People and workflow issues (ergonomics)
  5. Misbalanced operational expense
  6. Low comparative output

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source| | Bright Agrotech

Hydroponics system grows crops with 90% less water

Save water with our Hydroponic Systems

As climate change begins to pose new challenges for conventional outdoor food production methods, hydroponic farming is fast gaining popularity in Africa & South Africa. One of the most important advantages of Hydroponic culture inside the Greenhouse is the possibility to save water with the irrigation system. Up to 90% of water is saved in comparison with crops grown in soil.

Inside the Hydroponic Greenhouse, the irrigation system called “closed loop” represents considerable advantages for growers both in economic and environmental terms. The excess water that is not absorbed by the plants is simply recirculated, so there is no unnecessary waste.

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The most common plants used for growing microgreens

Start growing Microgreens today with our MG-6 Microgreens system 

Any edible plant, can be used but the following is some of the most commonly used for growing microgreens

  • Arugula / Rocket
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Radish
  • Beet
  • Watercress
  • Herbs
  • Cabbage
  • Mustard
  • Chia
  • Sunflower
  • Buckwheat

Microgreens add beautiful color and great flavor to salads and are an excellent garnish for meats and other dishes.

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URBAN FARMING IS THRIVING, BUT WHAT DOES IT REALLY YIELD?

Despite their relatively small size, urban farms grow a surprising amount of food, with yields that often surpass those of their rural cousins. This is possible for a couple reasons. Hydroponic plant cultivation is widely considered more sustainable than regular farming as it uses around 90% less water. Secondly, hydroponic farming yields more vegetables and herbs in a shorter time. Growers are able to plant more densely, thereby increasing the yield substantially.

Many of our clients grow microgreens in the city, the calculated yield potential per microgreens profile of 1.825m x 100mm is 225gr for the small leaf to 1395gr for large leaf microgreens, within 5 – 8 days. 

Scaling up on your microgreens hydroponic system is easy – simply add more profiles to increase your yield.

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Hydroponics in Lesotho

As food insecurity rise in Africa, NFT Hydro remains committed to increasing food security to those most in need. A third of all people living in sub-Saharan Africa face severe food insecurity.

We work across Africa, to introduce hydroponics as a growing method to people & schools to allow the development of a sustained culture for families producing their own food and creating job opportunities.  We believe that introducing our NFT Systems and training people to grow hydroponically will contribute to GROW Africa’s food security.

GROW IN AFRICA

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Hydroponics Growing Trends To Change Agriculture

   

   

   

    

source: Business First Family. Com

GROW COMMERCIALLY

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If you think you can’t grow your own food because you live in the city, think again!

If you think you can’t grow your own food because you live in the city, think again!

Home farming is an example of urban gardening, which brings food production into your home. NFT Hydro have designed a few hydroponic home systems to fit onto balconies or into small urban greenhouses. For many of our customers, these NFT Hydroponic systems have become a constant food source for their homes, to supply restaurants or to start small hydroponic businesses with.

Urban Hydroponic Systems

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photo with compliments of NFT Hydro’s customer growing Microgreens 

The easiest crop to GROW hydroponically

Basil thrives very well in our NFT systems, and it is indeed among the most grown herbs in Hydroponics. Once this plant reaches the mature stage, you harvest and trim it weekly.  Once basil flowers, its leaves lose their flavor, but regularly cropping it can prevent flowering and provide a fresh harvest of the foliage. Cropping the plant also keeps it compact and encourages branching, which results in more leaves.

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