How to Start a Hydroponic Farm

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If you are unaware of what hydroponic farming is, then it is a farming process that lets you grow your plants even without soil. It depends on the liquid instead of the soil for it to be provided with nutrients that the plants need.

With these articles, you would be informed about all the important tools and equipment that you need to make your hydroponic farm a success.

Determine Your Sub-Irrigation Technique

You must be decided whether you want to utilize a sub-irrigation technique. In this type of culture, you will utilize trays that are packed with porous material and flood them with a nutritious solution. You can then gather up and reuse the runoff for as long as it can maintain the needed amount of nutrients that your plants would need. You may also consider the water culture way. This uses instead a material that looks like a glass wool which can just float on top of the water solution filled with nutrients as well.

Evaluation of Benefits

Think whether the benefits of the drip or slop method is really effective. The culture techniques can really replace the soil with some sand. And then you just pour the nutrient solutions on the sand. Along with the drip method, you can also establish a system that is designed to render an unceasing drip of liquid. Analyze also the kind of hydroponic system that you prefer to use. You can choose from the common options of passive or active. With the active system, the pump moves the solution right around the system; while the passive type relies on the porous material to get the water into the roots.

Get All the Important Supplies

The supplies that you need would depend on the kind of culture technique you would choose to do. But in the most usual of cases, you would just need to have the porous materials, the hydroponic system, nutrient solution and the seeds or the plants. You can visit the hydroponic stores to buy such ready to use systems along with the rest of the items that you need.

Setting Up

You must set up the plants, seeds and equipment properly. If you plan to set it up outdoors, then you should watch out and be updated with the local weather guidelines so that your planting will not be disturbed. Or you can also invest on a green house to start with your indoor farming. You must spend time and effort to maintain it in the best condition for your plants to grow successfully. The bigger your farm, the heavier your work will be. To make things easier on your part, then you should render the right nutrient solution at the perfect time. You must also pick and prune the plants for as many times as possible.

38 Comments

  • 1. Callistus Ojiko said on 5/16/2012 6:28:08 PM
    we are located in Warri, delta state of Nigeria. we have interest in commercial hydroponic farming please provide for us relevant information to start off, with cost of items needed. callistus ojiko
  • 2. maheshkumar said on 10/30/2012 6:36:27 AM
    I am from Tamilnadu, India. we are running a biotech research laboratories and very much interested in commercial hydroponics system. please guide us the necessary details and investment details pertaining to commercial hydroponics farming. Thanking you, maheshkumar a.r
  • 3. K.Niresh said on 1/18/2013 2:14:14 PM
    i am from tamilnadu, and i'm interested to learn and training about hydroponics please let me know where i can have a training in tamilnadu, thanking you, Niresh
  • 4. P.Sridharan said on 1/19/2013 10:29:18 AM
    I am from Vridhachalam, Tamilnadu, India and I am going to start goat farm in Jan'13. I am interest to join hydroponics training, please help me.
  • 5. Ifeoma okereke said on 1/28/2013 4:20:22 AM
    I'm from Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria. Interested in hydroponic farming. Tanks
  • 6. kvprasad said on 4/12/2013 6:02:03 AM
    sir, I am interested to start Goat Farm in Andhra Pradesh near vijayawada, i don't have any land for grass feeding, can i get any information how to get grass from hydroponic grass to run my goat farm and i want to know what is the cost of machine of 1000 kgs production per day, kindly give the information by mail, pls do the needful in this regard.
  • 7. c.sampson said on 11/16/2013 6:40:48 PM
    I am sampson kurnool Andhra pradesh and I am interested to learn about hydroponics pls let me know where I can have training , thanking you sam
  • 8. Prabal said on 12/3/2013 11:41:22 PM
    Read the book, HYDROPONICS by DR.W.D.PATWARDHAN published by Shrikant Waman Patwardhan, 'Vishwanath', 2025 Sdshiv Tilak Road, Pune 411030. It is frightfully easy !!!!! with commercial minerals which are readily found in common agriculture fertilizer shops I am into Hydroponics since 1975 when i was a student then i was following a book HYDROPONICS or The Bengal System by J. Sholto Douglas published by Oxford University Press. India, If you think hydroponics is difficult and has to be HI TECH then DO NOT CONTACT ME if you want to do hydroponic in a very easy way then ONLY contact me. My email prabalmitra@gamil.com. Learning is a growing process it is not an event.
  • 9. Tomas said on 3/6/2014 1:50:45 PM
    I want to set up a hydroponic garden for vegetables and a catfish pond using hydroponics. Give me more info
  • 10. karur kumaresan said on 3/12/2014 2:25:13 AM
    hallo.....am studying in biotechnology. i want hytroponics details. next month i will start hytroponics farm.....so , pls send to me hytroponics information. THANK U SIR. KARUR KUMARESAN
  • 11. jeeva said on 9/4/2014 10:01:13 AM
    halo sir I have finished ug I am going to work in my fathers farm I would like to know about the hydroponics cultivation of vegetables and where can I get the rockwool cubes in karur. thank you sir
  • 12. Bijesh PK said on 10/18/2014 7:01:41 AM
    Please give me the details of hydroponics and the details of the training centers in south Kerala....
  • 13. VIJAY said on 11/18/2014 6:23:38 AM
    hi sir i am interested to this type of cultivation pls kindly let me know that proper form method . i can have training ,
  • 14. Kannan said on 11/30/2014 8:59:04 AM
    Hi i'm from Tamilnadu, I would like to know hydroponics details, training centers in tamilnadu.
  • 15. SATHISHBABU V said on 2/4/2015 4:32:49 AM
    I am from Tamilnadu, working in MNC at chennai, very much interested in commercial hydroponics system. please guide us the necessary details and investment details pertaining to commercial hydroponics farming. Thanking you, sathishbabu.v
  • 16. Venkatakrishnan said on 2/5/2015 12:56:39 AM
    I am from karaikudi. i would like to know where I can get hydroponics training
  • 17. raghu said on 3/25/2015 4:44:59 AM
    I am Raghu, I am working in kenya. My native place is tamilnadu. I am interested in hydrophonic system in my place. please i need details of investment details and training details. Thanking you
  • 18. jayamohan said on 3/29/2015 6:26:40 AM
    am from pondicherry. i would like to know where I can get hydroponics training & investment details.
  • 19. Konda Ramesh said on 4/3/2015 7:38:32 AM
    respected sir/madam, I would like to know nutrients for this system per litter of water.shell We add nutrients every day to same water? Or once. Thanking you, Yours faithfully, K Ramesh.
  • 20. Kalaimani said on 4/4/2015 10:37:55 AM
    Hello sir i am pondicherry i want know about hydroponic training, material and investment cost.
  • 21. Zainab Abubakar said on 4/7/2015 4:45:16 AM
    I am interested in the method of farming. though i want to start with a small scale for home use first, kindly furnish me with the detail cost implication and where to reach you. i equally want to know about the capacity building (knowledge transfer) and materials needed. thanks
  • 22. hobbs ideh said on 4/9/2015 6:22:47 AM
    we are in yenagoa bayelsa state interested in hydroponic for vegetables
  • 23. aamir naveed said on 4/21/2015 2:21:54 AM
    I am Naveed, I am from Dindigul. i would like to know where I can get hydroponics training & investment details. Thanking You.
  • 24. Dhinagar said on 6/14/2015 6:03:43 AM
    sir, i am interested. I want to start in small scale. please send the details. Thank you.
  • 25. pugazhendi.s said on 8/10/2015 10:16:38 AM
    sir, I am pugazhendi basically my family was former, presently i am working in saudi arabia, I am interested in the method of hydroponic farming and i want to start with a small scale for home use first, can you advise to me regards where will get the training about hydroponic cultivation in tamil nadu or in india. Thanks
  • 26. Devarajan said on 8/24/2015 1:31:05 PM
    I am from Salem, I interested hydroponic or aeroponic cultivation in my land and promote in this area, kindly inform cost per acre and ur technical support details
  • 27. Eaeni said on 10/5/2015 5:26:46 AM
    I live around phoenix AZ and I'm trying to open a hydroponic farm and figure out the cost for 50-200 plants I would like the costs for all aspects I would greatly appreciate it.
  • 28. Satyanarayana Manne said on 10/10/2015 1:32:48 PM
    Wheres shall I get the Book on,HYDROPONICS by DR.W.D.PATWARDHAN.
  • 29. Pius Ohalezim said on 10/19/2015 9:50:02 AM
    Our Pig farm is located in Lokpanta, Abia State. How can we take advantage of hydroponic farming to improve our farm and reduce cost for more profits?
  • 30. Vinod said on 12/22/2015 12:17:04 AM
    I want to OPEN a hydroponic farm in Haryana, India. Can you please guide me on cost and training required for these kind of projects.
  • 31. Nneameka said on 12/28/2015 5:34:39 AM
    Am looking for a store that sell the hydroponic nutrient. Am in Abuja Nigeria.
  • 32. RAJESH ROY said on 3/16/2016 7:52:36 AM
    I am RAJESH.i studied b pharmacy in guntur,ap state,india.I interested hydroponic cultivation .but i have no land.kindly inform how to cultivate the hydroponic system.I want to open a hydroponic farm in vizag, India. Can you please guide me on cost and training required for these kind of projects.
  • 33. sudhir said on 4/1/2016 9:58:01 PM
    Hi this is sudhir rajahmundry Andhra pradesh and I am interested to cultivate learn about hydroponics please let me know how it is.
  • 34. E.A Forster said on 4/18/2016 7:33:32 AM
    I'm in Bayelsa state of Nigeria. very interested in vegetable hydroponics. please where can I get hydroponic fertilizer and peatmoss or perlite?
  • 35. Daniel said on 8/12/2016 6:10:42 AM
    I am Daniel from Coimbatore. very interested in vegetable hydroponicslearn about that. please let me know how it is?
  • 36. saravanan said on 11/30/2016 4:33:45 AM
    I am saravanan from Chennai, I am very much interested to learn all about hydroponics especially to grow vegetables at home
  • 37. Owodunni toyin said on 11/30/2016 4:44:32 AM
    Good day, please, i'm interested in hydroponic farming. please, kindly assist with important information on training, information and, sourcing for materials needed. i base in ibadan, Oyo State. thanks.
  • 38. Dhanabal M said on 12/26/2016 4:16:50 AM
    As i am interested to learn the hydroponics farming system from the basic level, but i am in TAMILNADU, i only know tamil language. But i want know the farming system for our future India behalf of me. Kindly replay will receive from you ASAP. Thank You.,
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