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.[…]

The Organic Debate – Which nutrients will you choose for your plants? Organic or Inorganic.

When it comes to us at CityGreens, the part of the Organic vs. Inorganic debate that impacts us most is w.r.t. plant nutrition. This is one topic that we have studied in depth. Through this article, we would try to address a few general queries that we get regarding Organic vs. Inorganic plant nutrition. Organic Read more about The Organic Debate – Which nutrients will you choose for your plants? Organic or Inorganic.[…]

The Organic Debate – Does Organic food contain higher nutrition than the one grown conventionally.

You walk into a supermarket and come across apples sourced from three different sources. They all look the same from outside but vary only based on the source. The first one is an imported one from an Organic farm located on a different continent. The second one is from a conventional farm situated in your Read more about The Organic Debate – Does Organic food contain higher nutrition than the one grown conventionally.[…]

The Organic Debate – Does Organic food contain pesticides.

Here is an experiment I would urge you to carry out. Visit a retail supermarket and head to the organic food section. Ask this simple question to anyone whom you see buying Organic food. “What is the No. 1 reason for you to buy Organic food?” In most cases, the answer would be, because the Read more about The Organic Debate – Does Organic food contain pesticides.[…]

The Organic Debate – How to know that the food you are buying is really Organic.

No one wants to eat food produced using harmful chemicals and pesticides. People are willing to pay a premium for produce that is grown using safe practices and is healthy. A proxy for consumer’s shift towards Organic food can be the growth in the packaged Organic food market. Data compiled by Euromonitor International shows that Read more about The Organic Debate – How to know that the food you are buying is really Organic.[…]

The Organic Debate – Myth vs Facts

Organic is one marketing buzzword that has been used (or rather misused) extensively by marketers to spread misinformation and play on people’s fear factor to make quick bucks. Is organic food free of pesticides? Is conventionally grown food more nutritious than organically grown? What is organic milk? Is my milk really organic? How do I Read more about The Organic Debate – Myth vs Facts[…]

Understanding Plant Nutrition. What, Why and How

Like all living beings, plants need nutrition too. Better the nutrition provided, the healthier the plant will be. A healthy plant, in turn, will lead to higher yield and better nutritional content in the end product (fruits/vegetables/salad greens). The nutritional requirements of plants can be classified into 3 categories viz Essential Nutrients, Macro Nutrients, and Read more about Understanding Plant Nutrition. What, Why and How[…]