It has been a year since farming operations in Ceballos’ small lot in Caloocan began. At only 200 sq.m., the area is obviously small for commercial production. But the young entrepreneur used the financial grants anyway to build a greenhouse and assemble a Nutrient Film Technique-driven hydroponic system in the family backyard.
Throughout the course of his research, Ceballos realized he still had so much to learn about this water-based farming technique, and that he could not go full blast on production unless he unravels the many “mysteries” of hydroponics. He wanted to know why some seeds won’t sprout, and why some plants suddenly dry up among other farming concerns. Despite the setbacks, Ceballos is confident he would eventually make it in the agriculture business.