Economics of Hydroponics

The hydroponic food production industry is expanding at a rate that is set to outpace the 2014 International Monetary Fund estimate of global growth by 80%. Hydroponic systems are being deployed to grow key vegetable and fruit production worldwide. Agriculture is traditionally a conservative business, but with the benefits of higher yield with lower inputs, […]

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Is Aquaponics Right For You?

  AQUAPONICS AT HOME Would you like to push your garden to the next level? Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) together in an integrated system. The fish waste provides organic food for the plants and the plants naturally filter the water in which the fish live. […]

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Growing Capsicum in Victoria

I will not discuss the subject of climate change here as the Politicians and the ABC have said all there is on the subject, however I will tell you one thing and that is that you cannot fool Tomatoes, Capsicum, Basil and so on as they will grow when 3 basic things are available in […]

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Beneficial Microbes For Hydroponics

  Beneficial bacteria have been shown to increase the availability of nutrients and moisture required for plant growth, while improving soil structure. They provide a biological connection between roots and nutrients present in the soil. A popular brand has been used to grow a 907.2kg pumpkin in 2012! • Helps roots use more nutrients. • […]

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When to Change Reservoir Water

All hydroponic systems need some kind of reservoir to hold the water/nutrient solution, and they all need to have the reservoir water changed out and refilled on a regular basis. Since a hydroponic garden has no soil to get its nutrients and minerals from, it is always very important to keep your reservoir water clean […]

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What is Hydroponics

Some of us may wonder – What is hydroponics? Hydroponic gardening is an up-and-coming alternative to growing plants the old fashioned way in soil. Hydroponic systems cultivate plants using water enriched with nutrients instead of growing with soil and getting the nutrients from the soil itself. This form of growing has been proven to grow […]

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What is Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a very distinctive growing method which allows you to grow plants and fish together in a single reservoir – fish and plants are cultivated in one system. In aquaponics, the fish supplies the nutrients through the root system and, in turn, the plants “clean” the water the fish live in. This way of […]

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