Hydroponic farming: Shaping your tomato plants

There are a number of benefits to shaping tomato plants by pruning and trellising. Shaping tomato plants will enhance air circulation and ventilation, optimise space and sunlight, improve growth balance between roots, leaves and fruit, and make the most of your working space. PRUNING Pruning simply means the removal of…

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Hydroponic farming: More on growing leafy vegetables

We look at more leafy vegetables that are suitable for closed systems. It is very important that a thorough economic viability study be done before a crop is planted to make sure that the market to be supplied is also viable. Crops grown in tunnels should achieve higher prices on…

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Hydroponic farming: Growing lettuce in a closed system

Vegetables that have a determinate growth pattern are ideal for hydroponic production. Here we look at how to grow lettuce in a recirculating system. Leafy and other determinate vegetables are usually small plants with small root systems. If they are grown hydroponically, production generally takes place in systems such as…

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Hydroponic farming: How to produce vegetable seedlings

Vegetables are essential for good health, and to ensure you get the best, you have to follow some sound principles for growing them – especially if you decide on hydroponics. Vegetable crops may be seeded directly in the field or planted in seedling beds and transplanted later. Crops that are…

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