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Posted on 28 September 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Reader Question: Organic Hydroponic Tomatoes

house-houseBy Vanessa Richins

Jerry writes:

“Considering hot house, organic, hydroponic tomatoes growing in Northern California. Need a lot more knowledge of subject.”

Hi Jerry! I am jealous – I’ve been wanting a greenhouse of my own.

Organic tomatoes would be a natural addition, and hydroponics is fascinating.

For general organic hothouse tomato production information, head on over to the National Sustainable Agriculture Service. This website is courtesy of the Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 29 July 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Green Energy and Tomatoes – A Splendid Combination

By Vanessa Richins

hydroponicsThere’s a fascinating new development in Ontario, Canada.

Great Northern Hydroponics is now harnessing green energy from a tri-generation power plant to grow tomato plants.

The new energy is allowing Great Northern Hydroponics to stay competitive with Mexico and the United States.

Previously, it had been difficult since it took much more energy to heat up the greenhouses than in those warmer countries. With the new energy system, they can heat the greenhouses more efficiently and lower costs.

David Stoyka, a senior account representative from Marx Layne & Co, which works with Great Northern Hydroponics, explains how Tri-generation power works. “As a Tri-generation power facility, GNH {has a} simultaneous production of three forms of energy — electricity, heating and cooling.

It burns Read the rest of this entry »

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