Fresh Produce Business on the Rise

Another successful hydroponic business has been established in Zimbabwe, growing on our Commercial NFT 4-16 NFT  System. Please look out for the VitaGrow brand in local stores in Zimbabwe and support your local growers.  Why do NFT Hydro clients become successful growers? What you will experience with NFT Hydro, as one of our clients is that we […]

How to Grow Amaranth Microgreens

Amaranth is definitely one of the lesser-known microgreens, but you may have encountered it in its seed form. It’s an annual or perennial plant that grows around the world. There are approximately 70 species of the amaranth plant; purple, red, green, or gold. They may not be the best-known microgreen, but they are an excellent choice.  You may be […]

How to Grow Basil Microgreens

Time to germinate: 2-3 days Time to harvest: around 15 days Guide to Growing Basil Microgreens Use good quality basil seeds, we recommend Seeds for Africa or Living Seeds to purchase your seeds from. Please don’t soak your basil seeds. Basil microgreens do not need to be covered in darkness for the first 3 days, […]

Urban Renovation: Hydroponic Farms in Unused Buildings

Cities are encouraged to see that urban renovations are underway whereby old, unused, or abandoned buildings, rooftops and empty lots are being repurposed with a better economic function than their original existence. It is encouraging to see this trend is being adopted throughout  Africa & South Africa. Hydroponic Retrofits as a Real Estate Solution One […]

The tale of two Hydroponic Growers

This is a tale of two growers, both started in similar circumstances. However, their projects took very different trajectories. Grower 1, after asking us for a quotation, decided to rather build his Hydroponic system. Convinced that research on the internet would guide him to his success. Grower 2, decided to purchase one of our semi-commercial […]

The Future of Agriculture is Hydroponic Growing

Hydroponics is the fastest growing sector of agriculture, and it could very well dominate food production in the future. As the worlds’ population increases and arable land declines due to poor land management, people will turn to new technologies like hydroponics and vertical farming to create additional channels of crop production. Currently, arable land comprises only around 3 percent […]

HYDROPONIC EDIBLE FLOWERS

If there ever was a photogenic edible flower, its the rocket flower.  Usually, we don’t get to see them unless the rocket plant is allowed to go to flower so it feels like you’re let in on a lovely secret.  Leaving a few rocket plants to go into bud is well worth it, just look at […]

The debate of food safety and crop growing practices

With the majority of the world population growing concerned with what they consume and what are the actual constituents of the food that makes it to their plates, the debate of food safety and crop growing practices has never been more intense. Individuals are inclined to eat more healthy produce, even when they are dining […]

Hydroponic Mineral Nutrient Dosage Calculator

NFT Hydro is making this online calculator freely available for a few weeks and we ask that you please provide us with your valuable feedback if you are going to use it. It is specifically for the application of Hygrotech Mineral Nutrients for soilless farming growing vine crops, peppers & leafy greens. The calculator is […]

Container Growing | Your success as a grower become our success story.

These stunning photos were sent to us last night from one of our container growing clients, with such a lovely message: ‘Thank you NFT Hydro for all your support & guidance.” This absolutely emulates the essence of the NFT Hydro brand.  Great brands have experiences and values. What you will experience with NFT Hydro, as one […]