From Seed to Supermarket

When Sydney-based hydroponic company Hydro Masta was commissioned to supply and install a commercial hydroponic farm for a large supermarket chain in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, it was all systems go.

For the full article, Look in the 2010 November/December Issue

Stage 1: Laying out the site, installing the feed pipes, drain pipes and stands

Stage 2: Completing the installation and planting the benches

Stage 3: The first harvest, July 2010

12 Responses to From Seed to Supermarket

  1. Olusegun Odusote on November 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I am interested in setting up a commercial hydroponics centre in Nigeria, West Africa.
    Could you assist me with informations for successful set up, cost and raw material for building.
    I am presently in Australia and would like to begin in 2012 in Nigeria.
    Thank you for your support and looking forward to reading from you soon.

    Yours Sincerely


  2. Sarshar Ahmed on January 4, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Thanks to share the R&D information which motivates the people around the globe to impliment the ideas practically, specially the places where water and land is scearce. Kindly take lead to offer the technology / guidance. It requires price info, return on investment info and much more.

    What is the cost of building the 24 units setup in Australia? which crop is more convinient to grow? which will pay off the set-up cost more quick?

    I think it is a fit case to offer /move through AUSTRADE for rich countries like Dubai,SAUDIA, UAE etc and through AUSAIDE to poor countries
    In the later case indignious products may be used (Like wooden poles instead of steel, reusing cleaned drums etc.)

    Best Regards,
    Sarshar Ahmed, Islamabad, Pakistan

  3. Danni Lambert on January 26, 2011 at 7:51 am

    This is fantastic. I teach at St Pat’s College in Townsville and run a senior Science in Practice class. The students are from PNG, Torres Strait, Palm Island and Townsville. This year 12 cohort will be setting up their own hydroponic system and your scheme is an inspiration to them. Thanks so much for making this footage available over the Net.
    Good luck with everything.

  4. Ryan Gillespie on March 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I have been interested in setting up a similar system here in the U.S.A, Utah. Can you share with me the cost of set up, equipment retailer, and what produce for you produces the fastest return on investment? Did you fund this entirely on your own or through investors? Any information about start up and exspences would be greatly appreciated. How many stores can you stock each week?
    I love this idea, I am a hobbiest Aeroponics grower but I would love to grow commercially for my community. I wish you continued success!

  5. Yahya AlHashimi on June 1, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I am a Technical Coordinator in the Ministry of Education Dubai. We found your site very interesting and this is what the Govt. here is planning to implement.
    Could you please inform us what are the possible time we can visit your centre.
    Thank you for your help and wish you every success.

  6. Bob Arndt on June 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    A great system. I really enjoyed watching the videos. I live in a climate that is hot in summer, 100-102 the next few days, and cold in winter, 0-10 below at times. I would be interested in how to set-up a system to grow for most of the year, the costs involved and projected returns. And where to obtain materials as I live in eastern Kansas, USA.

    Thanks for any advice and good luck with ongoing projects.

  7. philip agafiene on October 2, 2011 at 11:12 am

    . i love the ideal of hydroponics farming.i would love to know if you will be interested to setup one in NIGERIAN and also teach people .i live here in CANADA .this will fund my the government .

  8. Sara on March 27, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I am interested in setting up a commercial hydroponics business in the M.E Country. Your assistance is highly appreciated to obtain information to set up the system, cost of material, approx.,size of space/land requirement etc for the project.
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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  10. Tshidi on July 16, 2012 at 2:48 am

    I wouls like to know the start up cost of the 24 unit I would like to start something similar to this in my own yard , Please indicate which crops could I be looking at if I want an all year round sales

  11. Nahel J on December 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Hello Mr. Odusote,

    Your comment was from a while back and I am wondering what your status is on this project.

    I am also interested in a hydroponic farm vnture in Lagos and would like to hear from you.

  12. shane golder on February 4, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Have just viewed the above video’s. can you advise me of the set up costs for this project raw materials including tanks and all electronic components, pumps etc. Am looking at setting up hydroponics business in tasmania, australia