How To Build A Floating Raft Deep Water Culture (DWC) System

In this article, we will walk you through how we built a table top floating raft deep water culture (DWC) system using repurposed plywood, insulation foam, pondliner, and styrofoam boards. Half of the table is set up for circulating Ebb & Flow (Flood & Drain), while the other half is simple Kratky.

Why You Need To Clean Your Filters

Hydroponics growers enjoy cultivating vegetables with very little effort but a major caveat is the tendency to be too lethargic to properly maintain their systems throughout the grow cycle.

Root Problems in Cucumber Seedlings

Root problems are a common issue facing growers in any type of growing system. While not easy to spot, when the plant starts showing signs of problems, it’s usually too late to correct. In this article, we’ll show some examples of young cucumber seedlings afflicted with root disease and examine the reasons why it occurred.

Heat vs Light: Why Shade Nets Are Important

To make vegetable production growing systems work in a greenhouse in the Philippines, it is important to manage the balance between light and heat inside the greenhouse. Adding shade nets over the grow areas is a must, but how do you know if it’s enough?

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Health Benefits 101: SWEET POTATO

Health Benefits 101: SWEET POTATO

The sweet potato, also known as the Ipomoea batatas, not only contains many nutrients, but it is also packed with medicinal benefits. Did you know that a single serving of sweet potato alone will provide more than 400% of your daily dose of vitamin A?!

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Health Benefits 101: ASPARAGUS

Asparagus is a nutrient-dense food that is rich in folic acid and is also a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin A and vitamin C, and thiamine. Asparagus is also low in calories and filled with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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Juicing: Does It Really Make a Difference?

There’s no doubt juicing is the latest health trend. Fresh-squeezed and freshly bottled juices have become a popular way to get the health benefits of fruits and vegetables and are also favored by dieters looking to “cleanse” their way to weight loss. But do juicing’s health claims hold up?

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Health Benefits 101: MANGO

Here in the Philippines, Mango is hailed as our national fruit. It is also the third most important fruit crop of the country next to banana and pineapple. In Philippines alone, different varieties of mangoes grow which locals enjoy greatly. On the other hand, Mango is known as the “King Fruit” all around the world!

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Health Benefits 101: GINGER

  There’s something very comforting and relaxing in a cup of water or tea with ginger. There’s this certain soothing feeling every time you sip it. But ginger is most commonly known with its flavor and spice when added into certain dishes. Ginger is an ancient...

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Health Benefits 101: APPLE

They are probably one of the most popular fruits – and that I believe is because of many good reasons. I made a research and was deeply amazed by its many incredible qualities. Apples are not just crunchy, sweet and satisfying, as they are packed with bunch of nutrients that can protect you from diseases.

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Why is it Important to take a Rest and Relax?

It is never a selfish act to treat yourself a time and just rest, relax, reflect, and unwind. You can spend time in a beach watching the beautiful nature, or you can just stay home, relax and sleep. Whichever ways you want to do it, you deserve it. It is better not to push yourself to the point where you are forced to find out how your body chooses to deal with not having enough rest. Be kind to yourself and take some time out.

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Health Benefits 101: GARLIC

Garlic is that one herb-like vegetable that can’t be missing in anyone’s kitchen. Garlic has been a part of almost all dishes in and out of home. With its amazing flavors and aroma, surely it will make you rush to your kitchen when you smell it sizzles! But more than its amazing aroma, there are lots of health benefits we need to know about this amazing herb-like vegetable!

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What Are Microgreens?

It has been a fact that vegetables have been a strong source of nutrients. Microgreens are a rich source of polyphenols, a class of antioxidants linked to a lower risk of heart disease. All of the Microgreens are an excellent source of polyphenols and nutrients, so you really can’t go wrong.

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Health Benefits 101: AVOCADO

Avocados are not only healthy, but they are also extremely delicious and could go with many types of food. Avocados are also a higher FODMAP food, meaning they contain carbohydrates that may not be digested or absorbed well.

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Health Benefits 101: BROCCOLI

Broccoli is probably one of my favorite vegetables! I guess one of the reasons why is because of its vibrant green color that makes me want to dig in it as soon as I see it. But as I learn more about the foods that I eat, I’ve learned that this vegetable isn’t just nice to look at but it is packed with a lot of nutrients.

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