Why Go on A Hydroponics Course?

You’ve heard about ‘paying school fees’ when learning the hard way about a new subject, hobby or activity with which you’re not familiar. Venturing into the field of hydroponics is no different – the penalties for getting it wrong take the form of money disappearing from your pocket! Here’s why it’s so important to learn about hydroponics before embarking on your own adventure. read more

Hydroponics Training – Why it’s Important

Would you go to an unqualified Doctor if you were ill? Do you know of any CEO of a Company that isn’t qualified or trained for the position? Many people might regard these questions as frivolous but the same can be said of the application of hydroponics, which is a science all of its own and a meld of chemistry and agriculture. Imagine trying to make a pair of shoes without having been trained in the art. read more

Save Money and Grow Your Own Vegetables Hydroponically

Inflation in South Africa is rising continually at about 6.25% per annum, and you only have to go to your local supermarket to verify it. Some seasonal vegetables go up and down such as lettuce and tomatoes but when out of season tomatoes are selling for more than R20/kg and lettuces in January and February are going for more than R20 a head then you know you’ve just seen the signs of inflation, food price inflation. read more

Cost-Effective Hydroponics

DaisyFresh has been commissioned by The Mercury Hibberdene Children’s Holiday Home to build a hydroponics produce-growing unit at minimal cost. The aim of the project is to reduce the costs of providing fresh fruit and veggies to the children who visit the home; at the same time, giving them a keen source of interest which may well assist their career choices later on. Read on to find out more about this hydroponics project. read more

How to Grow Veggies in a Hot, Humid Climate

The Eastern Seaboard of South Africa is classified as sub-tropical because of its hot, humid climate, especially in summer. Temperatures in the upper thirties or low forties are common during January and February, and these temperatures combined with a blistering humidity level of 90% makes life for humans very uncomfortable without air-conditioning…and it’s just as bad for plants! Here’s how hydroponics can help you cultivate fruit and veggies, year round. 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