Taiwan Hydroponics Farm Visit

Hydroponics Farm
Location : Taiwan, Nan Tou – Nung Fu Agriculture Farm 弄福農場
Owner : 陳坤盛
Graduate from : National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Main farming products : Hydroponics vegetables farming and King oyster mushroom cultivation
Greenhouse size : 2910 square metre divided into 19 sections, another one unknown size
Month production : 4500KG green leaves vegetables
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/nungfufarm/

What is Hydroponics?

Before we look at Mr Chen’s farm, let’s take a glance at what is hydroponic.

Hydroponics is a planting method where plants grow in a growing medium with water and nutrients. It is a soilless farming method.

Early hydroponics was traced back to Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Floating Gardens of China this is thousands of years ago.

Modern hydroponics was popularized by William Frederick Gericke in 1929, who was working at the University of California, Berkeley.Continue Reading >>>

Composting – My way

Prepare the compose

In the process of clearing grass to prepare for my green house, I was not sure how to handle hips of grass cleared from the land. I then put them all in one empty space and covered them with kanvas. A month later, I found most of the grass has decomposed and there are a lot of earth worms in it. That is very interesting indeed.

Add chicken drops

Based on that experience, I try to improve the method and make my whole process more effecient. I move my chicken barn to a piece of land where I will be planting vegetables a few months later. I cut the grass and through them into the chicken barn. The checken will eat some of the grass. The remaining will dried and start to decompose. As days goes by, chicken drop drops on the grass adding source of N(Nitrogen) to it. As the place has a lot of earthworms, “vermicompsting” started

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Media Features

Checking back my blog here. I found, I have not been writing and updating since last August. For the past 4 months, it has been very challenging. Rushing to complete all the setup and planting areas. Continue research and development on vertical system. Improve on existing design. Design modular home system. Etc, etc. However, I am glad that most if not all these challenges have been overcome to satisfactory level.Continue Reading >>>

Making Eco Enzyme

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Multi-purpose eco enzyme is green, safe and all natural. I heard we can use it as detergent for laundry and dish washing, household bleaching and cleaning liquid, pest control to drive away insects and natural fertilizer to improve the soil, etc. It has anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent, yet non-toxic and can tremendously reduce global pollution. Therefore, I’m going to start doing eco enzyme for my non-toxic and pesticide-free cultivation.

Only 5 Simple Steps for Homemade Eco Enzyme

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