rise of the hydroponic lettuce

In Vietnam, the switch to growing hydroponic lettuce is a big topic at the moment. “We see an increase in hydroponic lettuce cultivation already. This is due to high interest from the consumer for safely grown product. We expect the growth of lettuce on water to continue over the next couple of years, like it […]

Rijk Zwaan Hydroponic Seed

Rijk Zwaan has been working on varieties that are suitable for growing in water for many years. In this time, they have developed a wide range of leafy vegetables that are specifically suitable for hydroponic production methods. Worldwide, hydroponic production of crops such as lettuce is becoming increasingly popular. Suitable for hydroponic production When developing varieties […]

Growing indoors with LED Lights on our Hydroponic Systems

This article will discuss the a few common things you should pay attention to when using LED grow lights so you can grow healthy looking plants and avoid any unnecessary hassle. NFT Hydro collaborate with grow light specilissts to ensure you grow successfully indoors. Overheating the Plants – You will know the plant is taking too […]

The popularity of microgreens

When a food goes from unknown to a hot food trend, there is money to be made. Unlike most other specialty food crops, microgreens are easy to grow, and can be ready to sell in just ten to twenty days. They can be grown indoors or outdoors, so microgreens are a perfect crop for urban […]

Hydroponic Snow Peas

Peas are an extremely versatile crop for hydroponic systems. Not only are there varieties with edible pods, but the flowers, shoots, and tendrils can all be grown as either gourmet fresh vegetables or as attractive garnishes and additions to salads. Fresh shell peas can be produced in hydroponic systems; however, they take up considerable space for […]

Fresh Produce Production Evolving Worldwide

Vegetables are increasingly being grown in a cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable way. Rijk Zwaan supports innovative production methods by providing extensive technical expertise and strong varieties that are resistant to diseases and pests. In line with its theme of ‘Innovating for sustainability’ at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the vegetable breeding company is highlighting […]

Greenhouse sunrise in KwaZulu Natal

We received this lovely photo from our client in KwaZulu Natal, the crops are grown in an area where water temperature can fall to zero degrees at night. The effects of the cold, will stifle the growth of your hydroponic plants as the optimum water temperature should be between 18-26C. Outside of these parameters the […]

Soil Farmer turns to Hydroponics

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 […]

GROW MICROGREENS ON COMMERCIAL SCALE

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 […]

We are growing

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 […]