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How forgiving are hydroponic systems for experimenting with rare crops? “Generally they’re just not,” says Tyler Baras with a laugh. Baras, a.k.a. Farmer Tyler, should know – he’s managing a 12,000 sq ft experimental greenhouse and is a master of controlled environment agriculture. But while it’s hard, he says there is a way to do extraordinary crops correctly in hydroponics and vertical farming. And it’s worth it – people are captivated and drawn to unusual plants and flavors. Keep reading this exclusive interview with Tyler to learn:
- What types of hydroponic systems work best for rare crops
- What rare plants to grow in your hydroponic systems
- What plants struggle in hydroponics
- And after all of that…does growing rare plants even make money? How are you going to do it?
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Growing microgreens is one of the best ways to make money on fast-turning crops. But there are some easy beginner mistakes that a lot of people make that can cost you cash and waste time. Don’t fall for common microgreen mistakes!
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Aquaponics epitomizes the beauty of the closed loop production model, but it’s a little hard to get into. Here, Brian walks you through the easiest way to get up and running with decent yields from a DIY aquaponics system for your living room.