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Lighting Update

I had a post up here about the costs of growing with artificial lighting, but I've been recently giving this more thought, and I think that we can grow a significant quantity of leafy greens at a cost that is significantly less than you can buy their equivalent quality in a store. I think you could potentially save over $500/year just growing all of your own lettuce, and I have a preliminary design that should pay itself back in just 1-2 years. As I go through a process of prototyping and testing, I would like to come back to this post in a few...

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Hydroponic Tower Design (DWC)

Hydroponic Tower Design (DWC)

DWC stands for Deep Water Culture. Its a method of hydroponic growing where you have plant roots growing straight into a reservoir of nutrient water, and air is pumped right into that water in order to provide oxygen for your plant roots.  Somebody else was nice enough to put together this whole DIY set of instructions for a very typical setup for this kind of system:  http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Indoor-DWC-Hydroponics-System/step2/The-Deep-Water-Culture-Design-Materials-and-Method/ Classic bucket design. It does a job, but it has limitations. I'm not even going to get into all of the details of managing a system like this with nutrient levels and ph....

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Inside Cloud Farms

Inside Cloud Farms

Here's what I'm thinking: I'm going to open up my process to you guys and let you in on my thoughts about designing and developing some new products, what decisions I'm making along the way, why I'm doing them, and what I'm reading and researching. I'm going to let you in on a bunch of prototypes and experiments that I've got going on around all things related to Cloud Farms, and I'd love to get your feedback along the way and hopefully you'll find the whole thing interesting. I have a lot of ideas... here's basically what I have in...

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Thanks to our supporters in Indiegogo!

We want to thank everyone that contributed to our campaign to get us up and running! It was an amazing show of support and we couldn't have done it without you. If you didn't get to see it, we have the link here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/amphora-a-soilless-never-water-planter/x/12533114#/

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