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.[…]

Organic relief for Hydroponics. The practice of Organoponics.

One of the points that naysayers keep coming up with against Hydroponic produce is the use of inorganic nutrient fertilizers in growing crops. What one should ideally worry about is the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals in food production. However, the billions of $ that go into Organic Marketing has successfully diverted people’s attention Read more about Organic relief for Hydroponics. The practice of Organoponics.[…]

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[…]

Cocopeat – The versatile growing media for soil-less gardening, soil-based gardening, aquaponics, and hydroponics.

Dear Readers, we know by this time you all would be aware of the words like hydroponics, aquaponics, substrate based gardening, etc. – In essence, using a media other than soil for growing plants!! Among many factors that determine the success of these techniques, the one that plays a vital role is the choice of Read more about Cocopeat – The versatile growing media for soil-less gardening, soil-based gardening, aquaponics, and hydroponics.[…]

How to grow Strawberry in your Home Garden

Strawberry – A wonderful luscious fruit to add to your hydroponic garden We at City Greens have started our hydroponic strawberry journey, and in a few months’ time we should be able to share our experiences and learnings with you. Until then here is a small snippet and information so that you can join us Read more about How to grow Strawberry in your Home Garden[…]

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.[…]

Transplanting Strawberry plant from soil to Hydroponics

At CityGreens, we love challenges. Especially, when someone tells us that a particular thing cannot be done, we try doing it to see if we can learn something new in the process. During the alpha testing phase of CG Kitchen Garden, almost every expert told us that a vertical structure cannot be used to grow Read more about Transplanting Strawberry plant from soil to Hydroponics[…]