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The ZipGrow Blog

Our goal is to produce high-quality informative content to highlight the power of local food, small business, and delicious sustainable food can have in our communities and in our world.

 

Choosing Crops for Vertical Farming

Choosing Crops for Vertical Farming

What is vertical farming? When you hear the phrase "vertical farming" you might think of skyscrapers and high rises covered in greens. In reality, vertical farming happens on a much smaller (more practical) scale.  The most popular form of vertical farming uses...

Root Pruning: Is It Worth the Time?

Root Pruning: Is It Worth the Time?

Root Pruning: Is it worth the time? Roots are the most important yet often overlooked structural component of a healthy plant. In comparison to mammals, they are the legs, feet, mouth, eyes, hands, and in a way the brain. They provide stability, search out nutrients,...

Grower’s Insights From The Farm

Grower’s Insights From The Farm

Grower's Insights From The Farm One of the most common questions we get from hobbyists and commercial growers alike is about inner tip burn and how to combat it. It is characterized by necrosis of the innermost leaf tips and occurs most often several weeks after...

The One Thing You’re Probably Overlooking in Your Greenhouse

The One Thing You’re Probably Overlooking in Your Greenhouse

The cost of natural sunlight is an important thing for producers to understand because there is an economic value that they should be placing on sunlight. It’s one of the main inputs to production! If they’re placing an economic value on supplemental lighting, then they should be placing an economic value on natural light.

Friday’s Fresh Market

Friday’s Fresh Market

Friday’s Fresh Market is a hydroponic indoor growing farm that was founded in 2015 by Chen and Andrew Freitag in Davenport, Iowa, located on the Mississippi River in the Eastern Iowa state.  Chen met her husband, Andrew, 13 years ago in Shanghai, China and shortly...

ZipGrow™ Flow Rates in Hydroponics

ZipGrow™ Flow Rates in Hydroponics

What’s the right flow rate for your application? This post will discuss flow rates for hydroponic systems using ZipGrow™ Towers. Know Your Media, Know Your Flow First off, it's important to remember that ZipGrow Matrix Media™ (our specially designed fiber media we've...

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