Hydroponic Troubleshooting

Most of the problems we encounter in a hydroponic garden are relatively easy to diagnose. However, what frustrates many novice and experienced hydroponic gardeners alike is coming across something strange, not quite right or downright destructive in a previously healthy crop. Troubleshooting such occurrences can be difficult, as there could potentially be multiple causes for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips to extend the life of microgreens after harvest.

Most varieties of microgreens will last about 7 to 12 days when stored properly in the refrigerator, about the same amount of time as other leafy greens like lettuce.  Keep  your microgreens live on your NFT Hydro Microgreens Fiber paper (supplied as part of all our Microgreens Systems) Harvest microgreens early, when cool, when possible, […]

Algae Control and Prevention in Your Hydroponic System

We have had a few clients this week expressing concern about algae growth in their hydroponic systems.  It is important to understand that soilless farming is a high-intensity method of farming, you cannot leave your greenhouse or in-door growing area for weeks on end without checking and taking responsibility for the well-fare of your plants and […]

Rooftop Urban Farmers – Firts Crop of Microgreens

This lovely photo was shared by our clients on our Instagram page this morning. The microgreens are grown on our MG-26 Commercial Microgreens System. Just 7 days old they are nearly ready to harvest in a beautiful array of colors. MG-26 Microgreens system for growing commercial microgreens Please contact us if you would like to start growing […]

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 […]

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 […]