Hydroponics is the technique of growing plants using a water-based nutrient solution rather than soil. Let's know more about the plants that can grow in this system.
Lettuce is considered the easiest plant to grow in a hydroponics system. This plant can grow in about 30 days and have a shallow root system that matches its short above-ground height.
Strawberries usually take up to two months to grow in a growing medium at a pH level of 5.5 to 6.5. They require low humidity.
Tomatoes thrive in a controlled environment where they receive a lot of sunlight. The drip hydroponic system works well for tomatoes.
Cucumbers can be grown all year round plus they have a high yield. The pH level should be maintained at 5.5 to 6.
Spinach grown in a hydroponics system uses less water than in-the-ground garden. This plant usually grows in about 40 days and the pH should be maintained at 6.0 to 7.5.
Beans such as green beans, pinto beans, lima beans, and pole beans are excellent choices for growing in hydroponics systems as they require low maintenance.
Radishes are amongst the easiest vegetables to cultivate in hydroponics. This crop thrives in cool temperatures and does not require much sunlight.
Blueberries are commonly grown in a hydroponics system. However, unlike strawberries, blueberries take a fairly long time to grow and will take months to bear fruits.
Ginger grows well in a hydroponics system and is well suited to protected cultivation in a humid and warm environment.
Basil is a herb that grows perfectly in a hydroponics system. It reaches its maturity stage very quickly.