Added by on 2016-06-27

Website: We have grown Tomatoes and Chillies in Suspended Pot Deep Water Hydroponics… now we are experimenting with Water Melons too! This is the update after 3 weeks… Video Rating: / 5 The cost of feeding livestock has driven Kenyans to go online and adopt technology from our global village. Watch how Titus Mwema has adopted Revolutionary fodder production to feed his pigs and chicken Kienyeji. Paul Gatere of Freeworld Productions visited this farmer in Mweiga and documented the feature herein. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsChilli Farm – Aquaponics & Hydroponics – DIY NFT System SetupChilli Farm – Aquaponics & Hydroponics – DIY NFT System SetupFractal Water Vortex Magnetic Water Hydroponics Greenhouse The Flower Farm Prospect, CTWater Farm HydroponicsChilli Farm – DIY Vertical Growing – Setup VideoGrowing a Vegetable Garden Update Tips & Tricks June 30 2014

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




  • Thryfte 1 year ago

    Those roots completely blow my mind.

  • Yusuf Germino 1 year ago

    wow beautiful. did you make the solution yourself or is there available mix in the market?

  • brandonlasvegas 1 year ago

    that's awesome! :)

  • Chicken Friedfish 1 year ago

    What's your fertilizer ratio, NPK, Ph, PPM that you shoot for?

  • Aquaponic Ecosystems 1 year ago

    how you oxigen water is this system?, i don't see any air pump or something like that.

  • Turrnado 1 year ago

    Thank you for your take on this matter. I really like your experiments it really inspires me to expand my horizon and be more experimental with my garden and space.

  • Turrnado 1 year ago

    Do you worry about the plastic deteriorating and the plants absorbing the chemicals?

  • Darren Richards 1 year ago

    Are you aerating the water?
    Will the water not go stale without movement?
    Also nutrients?

    The roots look really healthy, I'm confused.

  • Vic sool (fatboy) 1 year ago

    Your deep water systems how fare or how much do u fill it up whith water up to roots above roots pleezz let me no asap thank my name is Vic good job

  • CaliforniaCheez 1 year ago

    Is there a video showing the fully mature watermelons hanging from the vine?
    Did not think that through and plan ahead?

  • powerofrah 1 year ago

    do you add fertilizer / plant food to the water?

  • marshall reagan 1 year ago

    I am glad you made this video as I am planning to try watermelons in the hydroponics this spring ,but mine will be open so I don,t have to worry about pollination . keep the videos coming as your season progresses.

  • complyvoluntarily 1 year ago

    Do the nutes need to be amended at all?

  • Daniel Bos 1 year ago

    That is some massive root growth!

  • Tom Brueggen 1 year ago

    Nice, I just subbed. I was also caught by the melon effort. Interesting. Not to be redundant, but do you have pollinators? I had melons in the past,  bloomed like crazy but no fruit. Now I'm such an avid beekeeper I don't have time to plant melons, haha! 
    You may know, with melons you can clearly tell the difference between male and female flowers, as the females have a small fruit under them. It would be interesting to take a count of how many males/females you have to see just how poor the pollination really is. If you have time, you can always pluck a male flower, peel back the petals and rub it in the female flower for pollination. But I prefer to let honeybees do it 🙂
    Good stuff, keep it coming! 

  • matthewmuellner 1 year ago

    Interesting videos.  First time I have seen someone plant a watermelon this way .  Usually the media isnt dirt, but I suppose there is no harm right if there is no pumping.  Did you aerate the water?  And how did you support the actual watermelon growing it upwards?  I am working on finishing setting up a greenhouse now, so I can spend the winter setting up aquaponics – so gobbling up as much information as I can to maintain enthusiasm.  Thanks for the vids, enjoyed the lot of them.  You're an inspiration.

  • Daniel Jenkins 1 year ago

    Nice setup what fish are you using in the system i'm playing around with a small system at home but would like to get a fish i could eat but not sure what would be best in the UK.
    and please post an update would like to see how its going with the melons 

  • Irene Davo 1 year ago


  • dalphine gitonga 1 year ago

    Some good work. How much would it cost to send a student over for lessons

  • Kevin ecape1820 1 year ago

    Well done!! I am amazed!! I have now watched a number of Kenyan farm videos and you are the first who is also a mentor.. Well done you  for that!! and on your fodder idea.. Keep on mentoring!!

  • brian marlyn 1 year ago

    great thing doing there

  • Catherine Mimano 1 year ago

    Mwema, it was an honor to visit your place. Your generosity with information is a rare gift. Well done and keep up the great work.

  • Common Man 1 year ago

    Is there need for any fertilizers or other nutrients to be added to the water?

  • Gatere Paul 1 year ago

    the layer should be thin like half inch. To irrigate the fodder you use a spray to give it a mist jet and you do this thrice in a day.
    For the light, the system needs natural lighting i.e daylight and if you can increase your daylight at night well and good. For the temperatures, anything beyond 25 degrees centigrade will ruin your fodder and make it develop moulds. A fan is not a must if your air circulation is okay.

  • Calledandforgiven 1 year ago

    Well done