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

Pitfalls in Hydroponics

In an earlier issue of The Farmer's Weekly Julia Kupka exposed some of the shortcomings of the hanging bag system and the dangers of unscrupulous franchisors. These are two very real dangers for potential hydroponics farmers, but there are many others too that the inexperienced hydroponics farmer may not be aware of. 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

How Does Hydroponics Save Water

Says the South African Weather Service, 2015 was the country’s driest year since records began in 1904. Whether due to the cyclical El Niño weather phenomenon or part of a more enduring swing towards climate change, one thing’s for sure – the future of South African food security lies in greater use of water-friendly farming techniques. Hydroponics expert John Sandison explores how hydroponics could help. read more