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 […]

Commercial Hydroponics Project for NFT Hydro client

A longstanding client of NFT Hydro has experienced such a demand for his fresh produce grown on our NFT Systems, that they have decided to upscale to a commercial level of growing fresh produce in two 10 x 30 m Greenhouses. They had been trialing our NFT Hydro Bases & NFT Hydro Systems over the […]

Commercial Microgreens Greenhouse | designed for our client

Our client asked us to design a commercial set-up for growing microgreens. Each 1.825 meter microgreens profile may average 810 grams pf microgreen plants with a harvest potential between 5 – 10 days thus an average harvest potential 416 x 0.81kg = 336.9kg every 5-10 days. To produce microgreens, a grower must become a master at reproducing […]

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 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, […]