Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Grow Vegetables in a Hydroponic Garden

Before we get your appetite wet (pun intended) to start your own hydroponic garden, we need to first figure out what is hydroponics and quickly examine the main difference between traditional and hydroponic farming. So, let’s get started. What is hydroponics? Hydroponics is a technique of growing plants without soil and without the limitations of […]

Starting a Hydroponic Farm Part 3 – Belleque Family Farm

With the total population of about 2400 people, Dillingham a city in western Alaska is the regional hub of the Bristol Bay fishery, which supports the world’s largest runs of wild sockeye salmon and other species of the Pacific salmon. The city is not connected to the statewide road system and the only way to reach it is by plane or boat. So how in the world do you go about starting an indoor hydroponic farm in such a remote area?

Kyle Belleque figured out how. In 2017 Kyle purchased a 40-foot hydroponic container farm from us (a Containerized Grow System aka CGS) and has been growing ever since. We caught up with him in late 2017 and asked him a few questions to get a better idea of how the farm is going, what he is growing, the challenges he is having and how he got started. This Q and A specifically focuses on the first 6 months of growing to provide all aspiring farmers a realistic view of what happens in the early stages of operating a hydroponic farm. It’s a casual interview, but we believe it will give you some insight into the world of indoor farms and how to go about starting one yourself.

Starting an Indoor Farm Part 1

So you want to be a farmer. If you had wanted to start farming about 10 to 20 years ago, you would’ve met several tall order obstacles, mainly related to knowledge/skills and capital requirements. Here is a quick synopsis: Looking at larger commodity crop farms in the US, most are a generational product, i.e. family businesses. […]