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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]