Monday, April 18, 2011

Hydroponic Lettuce Gardening Made Easy

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Hydroponic Lettuce Greenhouse in Georgia

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Urban Farming: Hydroponics in the City

Found this great video on YouTube! It captures all the excitement of establishing a food source in the middle of a major metropolis. If all the rooftops in Manhattan were to be converted to hydroponic gardens, you could feed millions of people from the harvest! This type of vegetable production is all the rage from Tokyo to Rio to New York City!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Window Farms in New York City

If you want to grow your own lettuce (especially if you live too far from us to buy ours) you may want to get in touch with this experimental group in New York City. When times are tough, growing your own food sounds much better than not being able to afford supermarket vegetables! But don't forget, when it comes to choosing your nutrients. always choose Advanced Nutrients!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Hydroponics Grow Enhancers: The Answer to Getting Bigger Yields

Using an effective grow enhancer can definitely give you bigger yields and better crops. These products are also popular because they can be used through any stage of plant development such as germination, vegetation, and flowering. Grow enhancers are considered very effective because they contain a powerful combination of vitamins and other substances designed to help stimulate plant growth.

One of main reasons why these enhancers can give you bigger yields is because they provide your plants with essential B Vitamins. Using certain concentrations of B vitamins is a very potent way of stimulating plant growth. For example, vitamin B1or Thiamine helps promote the synthesis of sugars that your plants need to thrive. By adding this vitamin into your reservoir, you increase your plants’ ability to absorb these sugars, thus, giving you large, hearty fruits and vegetables. This B vitamin complex also contains vitamin B2 or Riboflavin that activates an enzyme to catalyze the ability of plant cells to turn oxygen and sugars into the energy that they need to grow.

Grow enhancers are also often packed with seaweed or kelp extract which contain powerful plant hormones designed specifically to encourage plant growth. These hormones send a signal to your plant cells to grow and divide very rapidly, which leads to faster growth, faster harvest time, and bigger yields. And to make these nutrients and vitamins as effective as possible, high quality grow enhancers come with a humic acid base. Humic acid has the ability to chelate, or bind positively charged ions that can allow your plants to absorb more nutrients than usual.

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Hydroponic baby lettuce

Hydroponic Lettuce and Micro-greens test to test varieties and growing mediums. No electricity was used.

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Hydroponic lettuce growing using CFL!

This is a video showing hydroponic lettuce growing under the lights that I made in my other video "How To Build a CFL Grow Light Fixture - CHEAP!". I've been making a video from seed to harvest using these lights along with a hydroponic system shown in this video. I'll post that as soon as it's all together after my harvest. Comments and suggestions welcome.

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The methods of growing commercial hydroponic lettuce.

Watch this video for incredible results....

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Can it be too early to love hydroponics?

Hydroponics is definitely the wave of the future. But it's nice to get proof of this once in a while. The Hooked-on-Hydroponics Awards were just announced for kids who are involved with growing fruits, vegetables, or flowers hydroponically, in a classroom setting. Read all about it at the following url. (For the best hydroponic newsletter on the web, please go to
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Urban hydroponics greenhouses to be located in high-rise buildings

Our best minds look to a future of urban gardens that feature Controlled Environment Agriculture located in tall buildings which will eliminate the need to transport produce to market and provide much fresher fruits and vegetables (and flowers) to city folk than conventional field farming.

Cities may sprout vertical farms

Proposed high-rise greenhouses could help solve a looming food crisis, professor says.

The world is going to need vertical farms because conventional agriculture can’t handle what’s to come, Despommier says. By mid­­century, the world is expected to add another 3 billion people, pushing its population close to 10 billion. Feeding all those extra mouths will require finding an area of agricultural land larger than Brazil – without cutting rain forests needed to stabilize the world’s climate.

And indoor agriculture is more efficient. One indoor acre of strawberries can produce as much as 30 outdoor acres can. In general, indoor acreage is four to six times more productive, in part because of the year-round growing season. “Outdoors, you might get one crop [per year]; indoors, you might get four or five crops per year,” Despommier says.

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