Incredably this is our new grower, Rodney’s first crop nearing harvest, grown in an area where temperatures can drop to about 1 – 3c at night.
NFT Hydro has worked closely with our client, almost on a daily basis to guide and assist him to ensure his success as a grower.
Great brands have experiences and values. What you will experience with NFT Hydro, as one of our clients is that we will GROW with you.
Your success as a grower become our success story.
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Let’s look at some of the key reasons why more traditional farmers turn to soiless farming:
- Hydroponic is easy to develop in strategic places; this means that the hydroponic crops can be grown close to the market area; therefore, reducing the cost that could have been used in transportation and these automatically reduces the production cost, hence increasing the gardener profits.
- Hydroponics can be produced at any season since they grow into their own controlled environment which is controlled and protected from predators like plant eating animals.
- Less amount of time and work is required in hydroponics gardening; the amount of work needed is very little due to the absence of the weeds that would require time to pluck them out.This method is time saving since no weeds are present only some few minutes are needed to check the nutrient levels and the harvesting processes.
- Hydroponic plants will grow larger; this is because you have full control over the plants environment to the optimal.
- Hydroponic plants can be grown everywhere; it is said to convert any terrain into fertile farming land.With the normal farming or the soil farming, there are multiple problems such as pest, climate and soil diseases.
source: Farm Hydroponics
The growing of microgreens are becoming more & more popular with our clients and we are therefor delighted,to announce the launch of our new Microgreens Commercial System – the MG26.
The NFT Hydro MG26 Microgreens System has 26x 1.8m Growing Channels and is 3m wide and specifically designed for growing microgreens on commercial scale.
Each growing channel has the ability to produce between 225 – 1395 grams of microgreens, dependant on crop type of small or large leaf microgreens.
The NFT Hydro MG26 Microgreens System, can be doubled up, set up back to back, as can be seen in the illustration providing you with 52 Growing Channels.
NFT Hydro has now brought our 3rd manufacturer online to ensure that we can service our ever growing client base in South Africa, Africa & International. We manufacture high quality, durable Hydroponics systems for commercial & hobby scale growing in Gauteng, Cape Town and now Durban.
NFT Hydro, as an innovative business, thrive by understanding what the soilless farming market wants, making smart product improvements, and developing new products that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations & growing experience.
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More often than we can say, when clients first contact NFT Hydro they have been studying soilless farming on the internet, reading every article about hydroponics and the various methods available for months, if not years on end. I think we can all agree that the amount of information available around soilless farming methods like hydroponics is overwhelming. We have been working alongside our customers since early 2014 to ensure every single one of them become a successful grower. The best advice you will get from us is simply to purchase your hydroponic systems and start growing. The practical, hands-on experience of growing with NFT Hydro’s guidance will surpass any online studies.
Take one of our new clients in MooiRiver Kwa-Zulu Natal, Rodney Els. Rodney has no previous experience in soilless farming, but yet the photos displayed in this article is of his first crop. With clear instructions on the propriety growing method that we advocate, Rodney is on his way to realizing his dream of becoming a commercial soil-less farmer. Congratulations Rodney!
This 4 x 12m Tunnel project will be rolled out & duplicated across South Africa offering a yield & production of 580 plants every 2 -3-4 weeks depending on the skill of the growers.
The 4 x 12 tunnel is designed to grow a combination of leafy greens & herbs or microgreens, that can be harvest within the first 8 days of starting out as well as larger Vine Crops like tomatoes, cucumbers & peppers all grown on our uniquely designed and South African manufactured NFT Hydro products.
Hobby scaling to commercial inter-connectable frames makes this affordable set-up possible.
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HollandPlug develop products for the horticulture market, the traditional soil cultivation and for the emerging hydroponic farming.
Their Orange Plug plant plug is characterized by its use of Jute and patented water storage flakes of which the combination enables optimized moisture and air balance in the plug. It has a unique feature to take up moisture and holds it available for the roots of the plant when needed.
NFT Hydro has done trials and experienced accelerated cultivation and growth from the start of sowing rocket & spinach seeds.
Less water and fertilizers, better growth!
A unique way of combining urban agriculture, innovative technical solutions, and architecture to meet the demand for efficient food production within our cities. A viable solution for sustainable urban food production must produce a maximum volume of food on a minimum land area whilst using minimal resources and generating minimum waste.
Container Farming is an easy starting point. As we have recently learned that retailer Ikea is now preparing to harvest its first hydroponically crop of lettuce from containers and eventually serve them to customers at two of its in-store restaurants in Sweden. As do many of our clients grow indoors and in containers.
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source: plantagon international
NFT Hydro was approached to custom design the hydroponic layout for the clients’ greenhouses, to fall within budget & stipulated tender requirements. The brief was to optimize the yield & production for growing leafy greens & vine crops in multiple 12 x 4-meter greenhouses. To ensure what we suggest is a feasable & workable design solution for the client, we simulated the setup at our NFT Hydro Warehouses.
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