Myths About Hydroponics

Ask yourself how much you know about hydroponics and from where did you obtain that information? Many people obtain their knowledge from the internet and the problem with that is that the information is contributed by a plethora of sources, much of it from amateurs. The net result is a mine of confusing information, resulting…

Have You Ever Considered Hydroponics as an Additional Source of Income?

Hydroponics, the scientific growing of fruits and vegetables without soil in a water soluble nutrient fertiliser solution cuts out much of the intensive labour and ‘dirty work’ involved when planting in open ground. Also, irrigation is made very easy as it is already part of the nutrient feeding system in hydroponics and not a separate activity. read more

Hydroponics - Food for the Future

Hydroponics has been around since the 1930’s when US Dept. of Agriculture scientists experimented, using water soluble fertilisers to grow plants. Then during the Second World War the US Army gave it a huge boost when they successfully used hydroponics to feed their troops in the South Pacific using the clear crystal water from the volcanic slopes together with beach sand. It did not start with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, a misconception, as then they had no water soluble chemicals with which it could be done. read more

A Bit about DaisyFresh and Hydroponics

DaisyFresh has been in existence for over five years and specialises in Hydroponics, Hydroponics Consulting, and Training. We undertake Business Plans for aspirant growers along with determination of the Breakeven point to ensure that Business owners know at which point their businesses will begin to realise a profit. There are other products to complement the hydroponic ranges such as Greenhouses, Verti-Gro vertical hydroponic growing systems, hydroponic kits and biltong makers that complete the range of home products. read more

Five Things to Know About Hydroponics

Hydro from the Greek meaning ‘water’ and ‘ponos’ from the Greek meaning ‘work’ gives us the meaning to work in water. Hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil. The plant nutrition, instead of being supplied by the soil is supplied by water soluble nutrients dissolved in the water. This gives this method of growing many advantages over growing in soil. read more