Imagine ducking outside to your patio with the scissors to cut some fresh Kale and rich Cherry tomatoes, and herbs to prepare your dinner, every day. Our hydroponic city farms are a stylish means to displaying and growing your fresh produce in space conscious areas.
Then you need to know about hydroponics! read on fellow city farmer!
Internal Pump System
The Simple Farmer features a powerful pump system that delivers nutrient rich water from the 27L reservoir all the way to the top of the tower and disperses the water and plant nutrient back down the tower.
- The system plugs into a normal AC power point and using a timer that turns on 3 to 4 times per day for 15 minutes at a time
- The water contains liquid plant nutrient to facilitate the accelerated growth
- The system is 100% self-contained
If you’ve ever thought of just growing a plant in a vase full of water – much as if you’d want a cut rose to stay fresh, then you’ve already tried to do a simple, idealistic version of hydroponics.
What is Hydroponics?
Hydroponics was discovered by the Aztecs and today is a practical branch of agricultural science, where plants are grown without soil, and with the aid of a nutrient solution, normally dissolved in water.
Why is it so important?
It’s no secret that out population will grow larger. And with that, land that can be used for agriculture will definitely decline. Hydroponics systems will give us the chance to grow plants in places where you normally can’t even think of growing plants, from rooftops to underground chambers, and everything in between.
It can be as simple you wanting to grow your own vegetables, and not having a backyard to do it in. And that’s what the Simple Farmer is all about.
As environmental wellness is an equally important dimension to promote overall wellness, hydroponics contributes to further increasing our awareness to the importance of sustainability of natural resources. When compared alongside other forms of cultivation, hydroponics is proven to cause no negative effects on the environment.
Some of the benefits of Hydroponics
It maximises the use of water - A hydroponics system will allow for almost none of the water to run to waste, as water and nutrient solutions are used repeatedly. The Simple Farmer uses a total of 40 litres of water over 6 weeks
Pesticides will dwindle - Given the controlled environments in large scale production, there will be little or no use of pesticides, contributing less chemical pollution
Transportation costs will be minimised - Think about it…There would be no need for long range transport costs, if your food were being grown locally regardless of there being enough soil of not
Plants grow at half the time - With direct access to nutrients and water, hydroponically grown plants will mature faster, at 2x to 3x times the normal rate
Being self-contained there is no overflow, discoloration and staining from The Simple Farmer, weather used inside or outside, or on your balcony.
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