Reverse Osmosis also known as “RO”

Reverse osmosis is a process of separation that uses pressure to force a highly concentrated solute through a semi-permeable membrane to a region of lower solute concentration, which leaves the solute on one side and only the solvent on the other. The image below depicts the process of Reverse Osmosis With the normal osmosis process, […]

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Improving Flavor In Your Garden – Treat ‘Em Bad And They’ll Taste Better

Dr. Morgan shares some secrets for amping up the flavors in your hydroponic crops. When it comes to good food, we are all looking for taste, aroma and texture. Sometimes these all come together to create a sensory delight, but when it comes to fruit, vegetables and herbs, appearances can certainly be deceiving. Those huge, […]

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Sage Mind Homestead in Texas

To say the gardens at Sage Mind Homestead are impressive would be an understatement. This garden is just 30’ by 60’, a total of 1800 square feet, and grows 1200 plants! Herbs grown include parsley and mint. Vegetables and leafy greens such as chard, arugula, and squash are grown in the garden as well. Take […]

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Jimmie’s Greenhouses in Alabama

Jimmie’s Greenhouse in Alabama uses 1500 quad pots to grow an impressive selection of crops. They’ve got several greenhouses, one of which is dedicated to growing just tomatoes. The tomato towers have two pots per tower to allow for the maximum amount of grow space all around the pots. By growing tomatoes this way, there’s […]

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EzGro Garden by Robert Mainville from NC

I have a twelve stack system using 40 quad pots and 6 five gallon buckets. An odd number perhaps but it seems to fit the 15’ x 15’ deck I put them on. We did not use the deck much so for me it was the perfect place to put my EzGro garden. You will […]

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Styrofoam versus High-density Polyethylene

Polystyrene most commonly known as Styrofoam has many problematic features when employed in an agricultural setting. High-density Polyethylene also known as HDPE has many superior attributes. Structural Integrity: Styrofoam is produced as small beads that are then heat fused to one another. This method of production leads to an innate variability in the end product. […]

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Growing Strawberries with the EzGro System

In the late 90’s, a vertical plant growing system was developed by EzGro. The new vertical system for growing vegetables, flowers, herbs and strawberries was a big improvement over previous vertical systems. This method of growing will surely offset the ever increasing cost of labor, energy and capital equipment in the future. The system can […]

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The Volunteer Way uses EzGro more then 7 years

Our Volunteer EzGro Garden A tract of land, measuring 6.89 acres, was donated to The Volunteer Way in 2008 by the Parker family. We are using approximately 1.5 acres of this land to grow vegetables for the less fortunate families of our community. We cleared the land and started our project “Hydroponics Farming for Hunger”. […]

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Efficient And Economical Food Production Systems

With the recent price increases in food, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, there is a real challenge to feed a family with the 5-a-day produce and fruit menu. Fresh vegetables and fresh fruits are the key to good health. This is not a new or profound statement but a fact. We are just realizing the […]

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Caring For Your Strawberry Plants on Arrival

When You Receive Your Shipment: Bare root plant material needs to be handled efficiently in order to promote the best health and survival rate. Pay close attention to keeping stock cool, roots moist and protected from direct sunlight, until planted, to ensure best results. Before Planting: Keep roots moist, cool and in the dark. Roots […]

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The Strawberry Plant

Strawberry growth will start from the crown. Strawberry crowns are perennial (live year after year) but their roots are annual. Each year the strawberry plant sends out new roots from the crown. This means that after a few years the roots get higher and higher up on the crown. This is why older plants need […]

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What Causes Leggy Seedlings

We can watch with excitement as the seedlings grow taller, only to realize that they have grown too tall and are now a bit floppy. This is known as leggy seedlings. At the most basic level, leggy seedlings are caused by a lack of light. It could be that the window you are growing your […]

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