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? 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 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.[…]

Setting up a Simple NFT System at home:

Nutrient Film Technique or NFT is a simple system to deliver nutrient enriched water to the plants. At our research center at City Greens, we have been working on multiple crops and various types of Hydroponic systems. For training and research purpose, we have set-up a simple NFT system. The NFT system works on the principle Read more about Setting up a Simple NFT System at home:[…]

Ten tips for soil-less growing

There are many inherent properties of soil that make it difficult to alter/monitor/control the kind of soil and the way it influences and facilitates the growth of a plant. However soilless growing ensures and takes care of many such parameters which makes this an ideal choice and alternative for growing crops. To succeed in soilless growing, Read more about Ten tips for soil-less growing[…]

What is Pruning in plants? Why is it needed? – An essential gardening practice.

What is Pruning: Pruning is the trimming of a plant/shrub/bush/tree by cutting the overgrown/superfluous/unwanted/dead branches or stems to ensure the proper growth of the plant. Though many hobby growers do not get involved in regular pruning, it is as basic a need as watering and de-weeding in a garden. Why is it needed? Not all Read more about What is Pruning in plants? Why is it needed? – An essential gardening practice.[…]

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?[…]