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Urban Farmer: Survival Issue
November 01, 2017

Volume 3, Episode 19

November 1, 2017


"Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply."

    ~Norman Borlaug




If you've visited the site lately, you may have noticed a new NavBar Button labeled: Survival Simplified!

We have long been interested in and recommend for everyone exploration of a plan to get you and your loved ones through any type of disaster; whether man-made or natural-occurring. In preparation for this section, we have been doing extensive internet research, saving magazine articles and acquiring and testing various survival supplies and gear for years.

However, some friends of ours have put together a superb Survival Guide which includes just about everything we feel needs to be discussed and recommended. So rather than put up our own Survival section, we proudly recommend you visit their new website via our link: Survival Simplified.


Consumer Demand for Hydroponic Veggies on the Rise

The hydroponic produce market has seen impressive growth over the past few years, and it is expected to continue to grow. Consumers’ awareness about the advantages of this form of cultivation has definitely propelled the market. And they are increasingly demanding locally grown vegetables.

Growing success in the Hydroponics Market is attributed to improved computer-controlled drip irrigation systems and attractive packaging and shrink wrapping.

Out of all the various vegetables, lettuce is projected to lead the market in coming years. The emerging trend of farmer’s markets, increasing number of community-sponsored agriculture initiatives and growing adoption of direct-to-consumer distribution are expected to work in the favor of the hydroponic vegetables market.

Are you still on the fence about adding hydroponic production to your operation? If so, then you might want to read Transparency Market Research’s report. It details all the trends, growth opportunities and forecast in the hydroponic vegetables market:

[Article excerpts courtesy Jasmina Dolce, Greenhouse Product News]

P.S.: Considering going pro and creating a hydroponic greenhouse for commercial production?
Visit this page for more info: Commercial Hydroponics.



If at all possible, keep nutrients temperature no higher than 70 degrees and no lower than 60. Risk of root rot increases and oxygen is depleted at higher temps and cold temps can shock plants. You may need an aquarium heater or a reservoir chiller.

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