A primer on LED grow lights for plants grown in hydroponics, indoors, and vertical farms.

Introduction Artificial lights have long been used in agriculture to supplement the natural light and increase crop yield. The scenarios where external lighting may be of use may include growing in areas with shorter day-light duration, cold climatic zones, growing indoors, or growing in Vertical farm, etc. There are different kind of artificial lights that Read more about A primer on LED grow lights for plants grown in hydroponics, indoors, and vertical farms.[…]

Why do Vertical Farms fail in India? Lack of Market.

In the previous part of this series, we had discussed one of the significant reasons for failures of commercial Urban Farms in India. The fallacies considered there result in substantially high input costs. The higher input costs force the grower to price their produce at a significant premium to the market price. Higher pricing, in Read more about Why do Vertical Farms fail in India? Lack of Market.[…]

Why do Vertical Farms fail in India? Stop copying the west.

During our journey in CityGreens, we have met many a Consultants, Competitors, Collaborators, Govt. Dignitaries, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Aspirants, and so forth. These encounters have helped us develop deep insights into the industry. It will not be an understatement to say that the Vertical Farming industry in India is still in its infancy. The way this Read more about Why do Vertical Farms fail in India? Stop copying the west.[…]

From seed to feed in seven days. The cost dynamics of setting up a Hydroponic fodder unit.

In the first part of this series, we had established a case for setting up of small-scale Hydroponic Fodder units to meet the vast demand-supply gap for green fodder. In today’s article, we will share with you the results of our small experiment to grow Fodder using Hydroponics and indicative profitability analysis for such a Read more about From seed to feed in seven days. The cost dynamics of setting up a Hydroponic fodder unit.[…]

From seed to feed in seven days. The need for a Hydroponic fodder unit.

India is the world’s largest producer of milk. We account for around 17% of all the milk produced in the World. However, the demand for milk is rising faster than production growth. If both demand and supply continue to grow at the current rate, India will become a net importer of milk by 2021.   Read more about From seed to feed in seven days. The need for a Hydroponic fodder unit.[…]

Cost dynamics of maintaining a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 2

In the first of this two-part series on setting up and maintaining a kitchen garden, we covered the costs incurred in setting up of a kitchen garden. In this second and last part, we will analyze the cost dynamics of maintaining the kitchen garden. No of Growing Spaces: In our previous post, we had covered Read more about Cost dynamics of maintaining a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 2[…]

Cost dynamics of setting up a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 1

We get frequent queries from our readers on the cost dynamics of setting up a Kitchen Garden on their terrace. If put to good use, an empty terrace space can act as a source of engagement for the homemaker and elderly at home. It can also help in generating some additional income, but more than Read more about Cost dynamics of setting up a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 1[…]

Setting up a DWC Hydroponics Tray system in 1 Acre in India – The Cost Dynamics

Today’s topic is a little complex, as when it comes to DWC Hydroponics; the cost dynamics can vary a lot depending upon the way one chooses to implement this technology. Unlike an NFT, or Bato Buckets, or Vertical tower system which is pretty consistent in terms of equipment requirements and costs (choosing round vs angular shapes for NFT Read more about Setting up a DWC Hydroponics Tray system in 1 Acre in India – The Cost Dynamics[…]

How much does it cost to set up a Hydroponic NFT Farm in 1 Acre in India

Last week, we had covered the cost for setting up an outer structure in 1 Acre and arrived at a figure of between 10L to 50L depending upon the choice of structure. You can visit that link here. This was assuming that the project site is already leveled. In case, the project site is not Read more about How much does it cost to set up a Hydroponic NFT Farm in 1 Acre in India[…]

How much does a 1 Acre Hydroponic Farm cost in India?

I will start with a cross-question. How much does a car cost in India? The answer, it depends. It depends upon what all you want to be in the car, who makes it, what technology it uses, what fuel it runs on, what is the quality of spare parts that go into it, how fast Read more about How much does a 1 Acre Hydroponic Farm cost in India?[…]