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.[…]

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.[…]

How to set-up a simple Hydroponic DWC (Deep Water Culture) gardening system.

A floating vegetable garden in your kitchen – Hydroponic DWC aka Deep Water Culture. A hydroponic, as well as an aquaponic method of growing plants, wherein plant roots are suspended in nutrient-rich, oxygenated water. I can say, DWC is one of the cheapest and most straightforward methods of hydroponics, to grow your leafy veggies like lettuce, Read more about How to set-up a simple Hydroponic DWC (Deep Water Culture) gardening system.[…]