Blog Posts - Hydroponic



Vertical Farm Progress Pictures #3

Sign up for our free vertical farming newsletter. I really meant to get a how to article out this week about building custom shelving for multi-layered CEA (vertical farming) but haven’t had the time to finish it. Instead, check out … Con...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Dec 15, 2016

Growing rare plants hydroponically

How forgiving are hydroponic systems for experimenting with rare crops? “Generally they’re just not,” says Tyler Baras with a laugh. Baras, a.k.a. Farmer Tyler, should know – he’s managing a 12,000 sq ft experimental gre...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Dec 8, 2016

How much does a vertical farm cost? Maybe my farm can help you guess

by Pro Vertical Farm on Sep 1, 2016

How to Create a Hydroponic Window Farm

How to Create a Hydroponic Window Farm When I first heard of a hydroponic window farm, I balked at the idea, just because of how scientific it sounded. But really, the purpose of this type of garden is to grow a lot of green, with a small amount of w...
by Flour On My Face on Jul 19, 2016

Coco coir better than soil?

Don’t want to miss out on the most important vertical farming news? Sign up for our free newsletter now! There are some real advantages to growing with coco coir over soil and other hydroponic methods. Check out the factsheet I put together below a...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Apr 14, 2016

Dry Hydroponics

You know what’s great? Our free vertical farming newsletter. Sign up here. To be honest, dry hydroponics looks like something out of a science fiction movie. This turbo-charged, floating raft deep water culture system is very cool and a lot of...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Mar 23, 2016

Ikea wants us to grow hydro [profile and video]

Don’t miss out on exclusive vertical farming content not on the blog. Sign up here. Swedish furniture company Ikea poises to release a new tabletop hydroponic unit. The first question to ask is if it’s as annoying to put together as their...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Mar 17, 2016

I rip this vertical farm critic to shreds

Let me start out by saying that this is actually one of the best critiques of vertical farming that’s out there. And I’m not surprised, the author, Stan Cox, works at the Land Institute, one of the most important groups for agricultural t...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Feb 18, 2016

Sick Hook In A Hydroponic Greenhouse? I’m In.

Insiders get vertical farming updates sent straight to them. Lead the field, sign up for emails and exclusive content here. Staying busy with a lot of side projects (you’ll hear about them soon) but I came across this cool song by Plant Based R...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Feb 10, 2016

2 Story Vertical Farm Packs Inside A Shipping Container

Sign up for our free private newsletter for the latest vertical farming analysis and news. The “Impact Farm” is a 2 story DIY vertical farm that packs into a shipping container. Designed by Human Habitat’s Ronnie Markussen and Mikke...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Feb 4, 2016

The Super Frogger Sprinkler, A Solution for Climate Control in Greenhouses

The "Super Frogger Sprinkler", an innovative system, offering the optimal solution for climate control in greenhouses was launched by The Naan Dan Jain.As we know, in Greenhouses we face weather problems. And this innovative system is desig...
by World Agriculture on Jan 30, 2016

The Super Frogger Sprinkler, A Solution for Climate Control in Greenhouses

The "Super Frogger Sprinkler", an innovative system, offering the optimal solution for climate control in greenhouses was launched by The Naan Dan Jain.As we know, in Greenhouses we face weather problems. And this innovative system is desig...
by World Agriculture on Jan 30, 2016

First time, beginners DIY guide Ebb and Flow Table setup - Part 1 (Item list)

Here is a walk through that I did not have when I first started looking into Hydroponics. A complete, beginning to end documentation of the first Ebb and Flow table I built. It is a rough cost estimate as I waited for a lot of the items to go on sale...
by TheHydroGuy on Dec 17, 2015

First time, beginners DIY guide Ebb and Flow Table setup - Part 2 (Prep Work)

Now that you have all of the supplies your next steps are to get started on your new project!- First you may want to soak your seeds for 24-48 hours in water, or a mixture of H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide)- While those are soaking you can start drilling ho...
by TheHydroGuy on Dec 17, 2015

First time, beginners DIY guide Ebb and Flow Table setup - Part 3 (Finishing Touches)

- Once you have finished those steps, now you need to decide how far apart you want your net cups. They need to be far enough apart that if you are growing lettuce for example, it has enough width to allow another plant to sit beside it.- Now you are...
by TheHydroGuy on Dec 17, 2015

Advantages of Vertical Farming

With a growing world population that will reside in urban centers, and shrinking space for growing crops, some argue that cities of the future must generate their own food supply. The simple answer for achieving this goal is ‘vertical farming’, h...
by World Agriculture on Nov 25, 2015

Advantages of Vertical Farming

With a growing world population that will reside in urban centers, and shrinking space for growing crops, some argue that cities of the future must generate their own food supply. The simple answer for achieving this goal is ‘vertical farming’, h...
by World Agriculture on Nov 25, 2015

Martian Food Tech Crash Landing On A Farm Near You

Get connected to the vertical farming content you want. Sign up to our email newsletter now! “Hell yeah I’m a botanist! Fear my botany powers!” – Mark Watney The newest space film The Martian predicts a future where plant knowledge is no...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Nov 12, 2015

Martian Food Tech Crash Landing

Get connected to the vertical farming content you want. Sign up to our email newsletter now! “Hell yeah I’m a botanist! Fear my botany powers!” – Mark Watney The newest space film The Martian predicts a future where plant knowledge is no...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Nov 12, 2015

Farm Your Office For a Healthier Life

Insiders get vertical farming updates sent straight to them. Lead the field, sign up for emails and exclusive content here. Why aren’t there rice paddies lining the walk to your conference room? Why don’t you have lemon trees instead of c...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Oct 21, 2015


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