Technology helps simplify the growing process, while efficiently increases output. There are many different systems developed for different types of plants. Here are some of the more common systems that we offer:
Nutrient film technqiue, or NFT, places plants inside channel gutters so that it’s roots come into direct contact with shallow streams of nutrient infused water. The gutters are angled in a downward slope so that the water automatically travels down in a constant flow cycle, recirculated back up by water pumps. This allows the roots to have direct water and nutrient source 24/7, without the need for daily watering of plants. NFT is most commonly used for leafy vegetables such as lettuce, and various leafy vegetables.
DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM
Drip irrigation systems place plants in various non soil mediums such as cocopeat, rockwool, rocks, sand, gravel to name a few. These mediums hold the roots and offer a more sanitary environment, better water retention, and total control over everything the plants recieve. Nutrient infused water will then be dripped directly into the root zone through a network of valves, pipes, and tubes which gets systematically controlled by timers or climate control systems. Drip systems are most commonly used for flowers, fruits and or whole vegetables such as tomatoes, melons, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, orchids, etc.
WATER CULTURE SYSTEM
Water culture is the simplest hydroponics system. The roots of the plant is directly submerged in full volume of water, already pre-mixed with nutrient solutions and adjusted pH levels. In some cases, an air pump will be set inside the water to help oxygenate the water and let the roots breathe.
Aquaponics is a relatively new concept where both fish and plants are grown together in one integrated system. The fish emits waste which contains microbes. Microbes are forms of bacteria which converts the ammonia in the waste into nitrates, a form of nitrogen that plants use to grow. Essentially, fish waste is converted to vermicomost which acts as organic food for the plants. In return, plants would naturally filter out the water back for the fish.
In Aeroponics, the roots of plants are suspended in an enclosed chamber. Nutrient-rich water then gets periodically sprayed or misted on the roots as they dangle in the air. The microbes on the plants are in an oxygen-rich environment, allowing the digestion of nutrients immediately available to the plant's circulatory system. Aeroponics is best suited for herb plants, leafy greens, as well as root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, radishes, etc.