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Category - Hydroponics

What is Hydroponics?

Agriculture, Hydroponics

What is Hydroponics? Every Week, at our demonstration farm, we host farmers from all over the country who have come to get a practical demonstration of the techniques we employ in hydroponics. If there is ones question that…

Free Land for all, through Hydroponics.

Agriculture, Hydroponics

Kenya has probably the highest population growth rate in the world. We have a knack for making babies. The population is growing at an astronomical pace, even our record breaking track and field athletes cannot match the speed at which we are…

How to maintain cool temperatures in your hydroponic fodder structure.

Agriculture, Hydroponics

(Cover photo: Day 2 to day 7 fodder grown on consecutive days) Hydroponics can be a very delicate process.  Creating the conditions best for the growth of plants, in an artificial environment can be a bit, tricky. But…

Our experience on Feeding chicken with hydroponic fodder

Agriculture, Hydroponics

Grandeur Africa is made of people. And just as people are, we get excited. When we started out hydroponics, all we could see were possibilities. Our morale was high, and we were moving with speed. We started off…

Hydroponic fodder: Best practices when planting.

Agriculture, Hydroponics

For a farmer, nothing beats the sight of a bumper harvest. All the hard work put in, finally paying off. It is a time of pride for the farmer. But there are times that the harvest is not…

Why is Hydroponics important to the world.

Agriculture, Hydroponics

Hydroponics is not new to this world. It has been here of close to 2000 years. Yes, it’s been around. But now, more than ever, it is becoming increasingly popular and important in the modern world. The population…

Hydroponic fodder in Kenya

Agriculture, Hydroponics

One of the common questions often heard in Kenya is the optimal environment for hydroponic fodder production in Kenya. To begin to address this topic, one of the first catch phrases that come to mind is “controlled germination…

How to make hydroponically grown barley/wheat fodder to grow evenly.

Agriculture, Hydroponics, Hydroponics Fodder

It’s always very odd when you plant all your seed sprouts all at the same time, and some appear to be growing faster than others. It happens that there are patches that have not grown, or some parts…

Maintaining Hygiene in hydroponic barley/wheat fodder production.

Agriculture, Hydroponics, Hydroponics Fodder

Cleanliness is next to godliness. Being able to maintain a clean system is not only a source of pride for a farmer, but also crucial. Hydroponic fodder is grown without the use of pesticides, fungicides or other chemicals.…

How to get rid of fungus in your hydroponic fodder system.

Agriculture, Hydroponics, Hydroponics Fodder

Hydroponic fodder grows really fast. At least 10kg of fodder in 7 days from 2kg of seed. This is enough to provide a dairy cow with its daily protein supplement. The problem is, fungus on the roots of…