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 […]

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 […]

Your success as a grower become our success story

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 […]

The Growth Revolution | Orange Plug

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 […]

Agritechture – Combining Urban Agriculture and Architecture in our Cities.

We need to find new solutions in how we can grow food in a more sustainable way.  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 […]