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Hydroponic Strawberry Farming: A Complete Guide with Tips For Huge Income

Hydroponic farming is the most environmentally friendly method of producing high-quality, juiciest, chemical-free, and pesticide-free strawberries.

Shivani Meena
Hydroponic Strawberry farming
Hydroponic Strawberry farming

Do you want to cultivate the best strawberries possible, use a more sustainable urban farming strategy, and maximize your return on investment? Then you've come to the right place; commercial hydroponic farming is the solution to this issue.

By using hydroponics cultivation, you can enjoy flavorful strawberries all year while also helping to protect the ecological balance. However, you may have several questions, such as how to establish a hydroponics business, can I get financial assistance, and so forth. We will answer these questions and assist you in starting your hydroponic farming journey.

Strawberries are one of the best hydroponically grown crops – people all over the world like them for their wonderful health advantages, flavor, and so on. Growing strawberries on a hydroponic farm, on the other hand, might be difficult if you don't know the proper process and equipment.

The following are the most significant factors to consider while growing strawberries in a hydroponic system.

Supplies To Grow Strawberries

It is critical to choose the right material to help you in growing strawberries in a hydroponic system. The first and most crucial item you'll need is a trough to grow the plant in, and it should be large enough to hold the solution required for the plant. However, requirements such as color and size are determined by the environmental conditions of your location.

Substrate Choice

In a hydroponic system, the hydroponic substrate helps in the anchoring of the roots of the plant. These substrates are available in a multitude of varieties and provide a medium for plant growth. They provide support to the plants and require vital nutritional solutions to ensure optimal plant growth.

The basic four substrate types are Rockwool, perlite, clay pellets, and coir/coco. Other market possibilities include peat moss, sawdust, and gravel.

Nutrient Solution For Set-up

Strawberry plants require a high level of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. Micronutrients such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and trace levels of chlorine, zinc, cobalt, copper, and other trace elements should also be present in the nutrient solution.

Planting

The most simple way is to purchase little plants from the market and transfer them into the hydroponic system. Because seeds take several years to grow fruit, choosing them may take a long time.

What are the best Environmental Conditions for Growing Strawberries Hydroponically?

Humidity- Maintaining correct humidity is critical for growing strawberries. Low humidity has an impact on photosynthesis as well as fruit quality. Good quality fruits require an air relative humidity of 60-75 percent.

 PH - To drain water, keep the ph level between 5.5 and 6.0.

Temperature - During the day, you must keep the temperature between 18 degrees Celsius and 23 to 24 degrees Celsius. During the night, temperatures should range from 10 to 12 to 13 degrees Celsius. Keeping the strawberries at the appropriate temperature boosts their flavour.

Light - You should offer a minimum of 12 to 16 hours of light every day.

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