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Hydroponic Vegetable Photo Tour

There’s lots “growing” on in our Iowa greenhouse.  We’ve got a few different kinds of lettuce growing in our NFT channels.  There are pole beans growing so tall Jack would be tempted to climb them.  I could go on and on, but wouldn’t you rather see it for yourself?

Hydroponic pole beans on trellis
Here are those beans I was talking about.  These Blue Lake Beans are growing out our Grow-Tek NFT Hydroponic Channels  which are installed on a simple set-up of cinder blocks and Recycled Plastic Lumber.

Hydroponic lettuce and mixed greens

These gorgeous mixed salad greens are just about ready to be harvested from our NFT Hydroponic Lettuce System for our lunch room salad bar.

Hydroponic Swiss chard

How about some delicious Swiss Chard to go with your mixed greens?  It’s not just yummy. It’s one of the most nutritious vegetables around.

Hydroponic cucumbers in NFT System

Check out our cucumbers, also growing in Grow-Tek NFT Hydroponic Channels.  The cukes are climbing up a trellis system designed with our Tomato Rollerhook® Assemblies.  If you want to install your own trellis system, Sam and Bridget show you how in this video.  To keep the cucumbers cool during the hot Iowa summers, we have installed Aluminet Reflective Shade Cloth and circulation fans.

Hydroponic tomatoes in Dutch buckets

Are you picturing your fresh salad with mixed greens, some Swiss Chard and fresh cucumbers?  What salad is complete without tomatoes?  We’ve got tomatoes growing from Dutch buckets.  We get juicy, red tomatoes everytime using well-controlled drip irrigation.

Do these pictures inspire you to try hydroponics?  If you don’t know where to start and want to learn more, we are offering a hands on workshop at our Dyersville, IA Tech Center (where these wonderful photos came from).

Have you thought about trying hydroponics?  What concerns have kept you from trying?  Or, if you are currently working with hydroponics, how did you get started?

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