Hydroponic crop yields

With Tower Gardens we are able to uniformly test hydroponic crop yields across multiple towers.

We will be measuring the harvested weight of various crop types. Currently we are testing: baby leaf lettuce, head lettuce, red leaf lettuce, arugula, mustard leaf, mint, basil, and parsley.

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Rockwool Growth Media: Does size matter?

After trying two different sizes of rockwool cubes for our hydroponic tower I now know a much easier way to plant in a Tower Garden.

A difficult initial planting

I recently published an article outlining my experiences with the Tower Gardens. When I first planted in our Tower Garden I found it to be quite a messy endeavour, as the small rockwool growth media I used required us to fill the plant baskets with clay pebbles that were difficult to evenly distribute.

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Tower Gardens review

We were given the opportunity to test the Tower Gardens hydroponic growing system for our first phase of the farmlab.one growing project. I will provide a review of our experience using Tower Gardens with the objective to assist individuals in choosing a hydroponic farming system that fits their needs.

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A farm for a non-farmer

If you asked me 4 months ago if I would be willing to run a farm I would have likely replied: “I don’t know how to drive a tractor… and I don’t think I’m wearing the proper shoes.” Being deeply embedded in the tech ecosystem, the cultivation of food was something I have overlooked until now.

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