We at HydroSystems have been gardening all our lives. Originally our focus was in refining the technology and methods of simplified and sustainable vegetable production. Almost 30 years ago we became interested in hydroponics as a way to bring intensive vegetable production to people who didn't have large garden areas or endless water supplies. The Urban Farm and Urban Farm Fertilizers are the result, a system of products that allow us to bring professional greenhouse technology to these people and to areas of the world with limited resources.
We also had another motive for developing the Urban Farm GroSystems: Granddad Colonel Horn and his wife Violet, two beloved retired family members. Col. Horn had zero gardening experience and at his age wasn't about to start digging in his backyard. Yet he loves old-timey homegrown tomatoes and bell peppers and Violet loves cucumbers and squash. We got to thinking.....they're pretty typical. Alot of people could enjoy growing fresh vegetables if there were an easy way and it didn't take up much room. The early prototypes were industrial looking. Violet wasn't about to have something ugly on her patio. So we had our own proprietary molds made and started producing truly elegant planters and matching nutrient reservoirs. The Urban Farm GroSystems now look fantastic, at home on a $30,000 redwood deck or a simple balcony.
In his first season with the Urban Farm 5, Col. Horn produced over 110lbs of tomatoes from three planters and bushels of cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapenos, and serranos from the remaining two planters (3 pepper varieties in one planter). He had such a surplus that he gave much of it away to his golfing and card-playing buddies, and picked up bragging rights in the process. They all wanted to know how he did it. He did this with no knowledge and minimal input.....that is how easy and automated the Urban Farm GroSystems are to use. Ultimately we developed The Urban Farm GroSystems so anyone can experience the explosive results and rewards of hydroponics in a simple plug 'n grow package.
We have 3,5,10, and 20-container systems growing year 'round outside and in our greenhouses. Refining and improving the Urban Farm GroSystems and our Urban Farm Fertilizers is ongoing. We are completely dedicated to bringing high-quality vegetable production to the average consumer in an automated, user-friendly package.