Hydroponics Puzzle

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Anyone who has puzzled their hydroponics systems from a maze of reservoirs and pipes into existence has learned about water flow. Here’s a quick little brain teaser to put that knowledge to the test. I’ll put a bonus question at the bottom of this post too if this one is too easy, and a quick little summary of what we’ve been up to at Rosemont.

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Are Hydroponic Vegetables as Nutritious as Those Grown in Soil?

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Are hydroponic vegetables as healthy as those grown in the soil? Someone asked the Times just that and they give a great answer, even citing opinions on traditional “organic, soil” advocates. In short, yes they are.

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JASON HENRY FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Growing rare plants hydroponically

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?

rare crops in hydroponics interview with tyler baras farmer tyler

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