In an effort to get people to know more about hydroponics gardening in our town, I partnered up with a friend to start distributing SNAP in our home town of Gumaca, Quezon. Our first order of business is to get SNAP Hydroponics nutrient solutions from UPLB-IPB. Thus, with a borrowed Toyata Wigo we went to UPLB-IPB to get some supplies.
When we got there we were greeted by Doc Boy and Tita Susan. Doc Boy is busy as expected. We exchanged greetings as Tita Susan ushered us to the next building where we load up styrofoam grape boxes full of SNAP Hydroponics nutrient solutions. When we have finished loading I asked Tita Susan if it’s OK to show my friend around the complex so he can learn more about SNAP Hydroponics. She gladly obliged and even introduced us to kuya Alfred who took us in a short SNAP tour.
The greenhouse is as packed as ever. Various plants in different stages of development are inside the greenhouse. Kuya Alfred demonstrated how seedlings are transferred to seedling plugs.
Next we are shown how to make styrofoam grow boxes.
Because the greenhouse is not enclosed some pests makes it inside.
They lay their eggs on the plants.
Eggs hatch and produce larvae. They can eat a whole plant in just a day.
Below are pictures of their active hydroponics setups.
The tour ended with smiles and handshakes. Kuya Alfred is another passionate and knowledgable SNAP Hydroponics grower and it is a treat to have spent sometime with him talking about hydroponics. Me and my friend learned a lot.
That’s all! Good luck and happy growing!