The Hydroponic guide would be incomplete without a chapter on what plants can be grown hydroponically.
What kinds of plants that thrive in Hydroponics?
Which Plants Are Best Grown In Hydroponics
You can grow anything in Hydroponics provided that you create a proper set-up and supply plants with sufficient nutrient balance. But you should not take that mindset and grow anything you want.
This is because some plants will grow absolutely well in Hydroponics while others do not bring expected yields. At the same time, some plants need you for their special care and installation to survive. To give some recommendations for beginners, it’s better that you begin with something easy and thrives in Hydroponics first. Let’s go to the list
- Vegetables: Lettuce, Spinach, tomatoes, kale
- Herbs: Basil, chive, oregano, mint
- Fruits: Strawberries, hot peppers
These types of plants are fun to grow, work great in Hydroponics and are not a pain to start with.
What Not To Grow First?
This does not mean that you cannot grow these plant kinds. They are just harder to grow and will require special care. Meanwhile, most of the time, the yields are not as good as in the soils. However, if you want to experiment and find growing the specific plants you want the most enjoyable or if you are experienced growers, don’t forget these plants.
Deep Root crops
Some root plants require lots of depth for the root systems. You will need to support the roots, and the media must be large and deep enough for the root to grow. These plants include potatoes, carrots, turnips.
Large plants that require spaces
You should stay away from melons, squash, pumpkins, corn if you lack the spaces for growing. What’s more, these plants are heavy, so you need to support them properly. But if you have a large area like a greenhouse, the barrier has been lifted.