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[…]

Always believed plants can not grow outside of soil? It’s time for reality check. We grow them in all sort of media – even your basic household cleaning sponge.

Plants can grow without soil. This fact comes as a surprise to most but is true. In our experiments, we have grown plants in varied mediums including strange ones like old newspapers, cotton, sponge.  The image below shows a coriander sapling that we have germinated in common household cleaning sponge. Notice the growth of multiple Read more about Always believed plants can not grow outside of soil? It’s time for reality check. We grow them in all sort of media – even your basic household cleaning sponge.[…]

Why we recommend Coco Peat and Hydroton as ideal soil replacement over other grow mediums?

When it comes to growing crops, there are several popular (and some not so popular) grow mediums that can replace soil like Vermiculite, Perlite, Rockwool, Coco peat, Hydroton, Growstone, Floral foams, Sponges, Gravel etc. Each one of these has its own pros and cons and no particular medium may be overall best, but depending on Read more about Why we recommend Coco Peat and Hydroton as ideal soil replacement over other grow mediums?[…]

How indoor vertical farming techniques solve most of the issues faced by traditional farmers and bring in more predictability to crop cycle?

There are various reasons why one would want to get involved in vertical farming. Increasing production is obviously one of those but it’s not the only one. By using techniques of vertical farming one can also bring in more reliability to production cycle by taking out variables like pests, soil, sunlight, water and even climate Read more about How indoor vertical farming techniques solve most of the issues faced by traditional farmers and bring in more predictability to crop cycle?[…]