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Has55's Research Journey: Hydroponic Garden for profit at $918 per square foot, income, annually

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Post  has55 on 9/5/2016, 5:30 pm






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Post  Kelejan on 9/5/2016, 8:29 pm

I think all these figures are assuming that everything is perfect.

Fourteen bell peppers of every plant?

I really do not believe this.

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Post  sanderson on 9/6/2016, 4:51 am

Interesting, but you have to have a market. And, electricity for hydroponics, and grow lights if you go that way. California electricity costs $$$$. I wish it didn't have the "political" slant, though, but I do like the part of sharing bounty with the less fortunate.

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Post  plantoid on 9/6/2016, 5:26 am

These fully automated sow ,grow ,weed & harvest  hydroponics do work , The investment is tremendous for some of the really big set up but once it's set up within four or five years you should be breaking even .

 There is a new style set up initially costing well over $ 100,000 USD using 3 foot high raised beds  with precision capacitor measuring scales on each side of the bed . It's a full computer programmable obby and works a bit like a laser printer or a CNC machine 
 You buy the programmes select which one foot square planting pattern you want and fill the hopper with pelleted seeds . They are then sown precisely in place ,  after that they get regular fine spray watering at set intervals .

 Wedding & pests ,a scanner  head looks for things growing out of the precise pattern line , it zaps anything not sown so weeding is easy .

 Initially the price was thought to be well out the pocket of most people but the take up was amazing so prices have tumbled I think it says they are about  about 1800 dollars these days .. they may well drop even further when the Chinese bring out their version of it  .

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http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/news/farmbot-intends-to-revolutionize-home-gardening/

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Post  has55 on 9/6/2016, 10:27 am

AWAMZING INFO!

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Post  sanderson on 9/6/2016, 2:47 pm

Very interesting. It uses raised beds, real "soil" with it's microorganisms, sun, etc. How many of us would use it, to what extent, if it was affordable?

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Post  plantoid on 9/6/2016, 3:12 pm

I forsee that commercial growers will be using the vertical racks hundreds of feet long in 25 yard wide poly tunnels and using one or more fully robotic machines to sow   , tend the crop , pick ,  pack & put it on drop side semi the trailers .

 One or two people will be able to control millions of plants

 We've already seen the advent of Hydroponically produced strawberries being grown on hundreds of  columns. There are machines that pick apples , plums & pears etc.  So how long before vertical hydroponics are mainstream with countries such as Israel , Australia , China & the USA ...... two or three years?

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Post  trolleydriver on 9/6/2016, 9:02 pm

The four acre indoor hydroponic operation in the following links is not far from where I live.

https://www.realagriculture.com/2015/05/these-cucumbers-glow-pink-a-tour-of-suntech-greenhouse/

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/suntech-greenhouses-using-led-lights-to-mimic-sun-1.2778785

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