Added by on 2016-12-23

This video shows the Urban Food Farm from http://urbanfoodfarms.com It’s a complete greenhouse kit system with hydroponics, irrigation, soil-less growing and a very efficient space layout to grow organic vegetables and herbs year round. The greenhouse floor plant is 8×12. Normally the greenhouse walls are clear polycarbonate but since it’s been raining they are covered in condensation. We tried to show the inside of the greenhouse design and closeup of all the vegetable plants. Compare to the other videos taken 2 weeks and 3 weeks prior, the vegetable and herb plants grow fast. This video is from 12/21/10, it’s hard to believe it’s December, the plants are growing as if it was March. This video shows a close look of the tomato plants, all the herb plants like chives, basil, cilantro, mint and a few others, there are also cucumber, zucchini, squash, lettuce, micro greens and strawberry plants. Some of the plants we planted from seed on week 2 of the project and others like the older tomato and cucumber plants were brought from an older version of this vegetable hydrofarm. All of the vegetables grown are organic from hybrid seed. The greenhouse layout plan in this 8×12 hobby greenhouse offers 144 foot of hydroponic soil-less growing all done in coco coir.The combination of the greenhouse plan, the coco and the clear plastic walls allows this hydrofarm to grow as much as 6x more than the same space planted in the ground. The amount of work is also considerably less thanks to automated drip irrigation and fertilization. It’s the perfect vegetable garden solution for city farmers and can be installed in a garden, backyard, parking lot and roof tops. The Urban Food Farms greenhouse kits are available in a 8×8, 8×12, 8×16 and 8×20. Multiple 8×20 hydrofarms can be installed […]

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15 Comments

  • viliam kyjac 7 months ago

    Great video,great idwas.Just one question,what do you feed your crop with?
    Thanks

  • Juanita T. Wilson 7 months ago

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  • darthvader5300 7 months ago

    AND MAY I ADD THE WROCLOW NON-CIRCULATING HYDROPONIC SYSTEM DEVELOPED IN POLAND DURING THE COLD WAR. If terra-preta powdered charcoal or activated carbon combined with composite rock dusts powder mixtures is combined with these three hydroponic systems then yields will increase by 880% or more. An another idea is to use larger size activated carbon or charcoal pieces the size of fine gravel and impregnate them with rock dust powder dissolved and saturated water and using it to water this system.

  • darthvader5300 7 months ago

    The hydroponic movement seems to be deliberately IGNORING TWO IMPORTANT HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS WHICH IS THE MITTLEIDER METHOD AND THE BENGAL METHOD, BOTH OF WHICH ARE VERY SIMPLE AND CHEAP TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN. MAYBE BECAUSE OF THEIR EXTREME SIMPLICITY, CHEAPNESS TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN IS WHAT MAKING THE HYDROPONIC MOVEMENT SHUNNING THEM BECAUSE CHEAP EQUALS LOW PROFIT MARGINS!

  • InvisiMan2006 7 months ago

    I love it!

  • Rony C 7 months ago

    You could call it an Israeli invention because both myself and the guy I work with are Israelis. But we invented that system in CA USA using Israeli material. The gutter company did not want to sell us because their minimum order is 5km, they only sell to agriculture. No one sells this hydroponic growing solution in Israel, we are the only company that sells it. 

  • shinethelove1 7 months ago

    This is an Israeli invention

  • Dan Bowen 7 months ago

    Love the desing! Thinking about building and using mine for 'carnivorous plants' / and some for like what you have, as to eat BETTER! Good job, & Great video!

  • Rony C 7 months ago

    Pollination depends on the plant. Some eggplants, melons and watermelons need to be put outside or manually pollinated. 

  • saberur66 7 months ago

    in the winter do you have to hand pollinate the flowers? 

  • Rony C 7 months ago

    I'm in southern California (LA). The greenhouse has a vent that opens and closes automatically with the heat. It does not use electricity only heat activated hydraulic. I also have a 30w solar panel that powers a fan for air circulation and cooling.
    How much space do you have? What climate are we talking about? Depending in where the system will be installed there may be very cheap ways to heat in the winter, very green too.

  • TheDesmosabie 7 months ago

    good for Nor Cal, wont need a permit cause its 144 sq.ft. and can build a second one. Nice job. 

  • Rony C 7 months ago

    We use coco coir for all the plants. The fertilizer is fish emulsion, kelp extract and microbial booster. The coco and fertilizers are certified organic.

  • 777ech 7 months ago

    What kind of medium do you have your zucchini in? Also what brand of fertilizer are you using?

  • Rony C 7 months ago

    Jerry93M we sell the complete system. Please check the website urbanfoodfarms