Which hydroponics system for which veggie ?

samshineMarch 21, 2013

Hi there.

I'm relatively new in hydroponics, I've build several DWC, DRIP, NFT systems that learnt me alot about what I do not know :-).

Now I'm facing a situation since a few weeks for wich I can't find any answer on the web ( I'm probably not dealing with the correct key words here, anyway.. ).

I'm willing to grow many veggies at home, from strawberries to carrots.

Which are the best hydroponics systems for which veggies ?

Any help welcome !

Thank you in advance for your help.
sam

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cole_robbie(6)

I think you'd have to define "best" before your question could be answered. Money is typically the issue - what works the best is usually cost-prohibitive on a commercial scale. If you want to know what method can work profitably for each vegetable, then look at what commercial growers are doing.

As for what is best in regard to systems, high-pressure aeroponics offers the highest potential oxygen percentage in the root zone. That should in theory be best for every plant. But there are 101 other growing variables, each of which are hurdles that must be crossed before the benefits of such an advanced system could be realized. Your question is a good one, but it's very theoretical. If you want to know what works on a practical level, look at existing commercial growers.

This post was edited by Cole_Robbie on Tue, Mar 26, 13 at 13:25

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 2:02AM
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PetuniaP

Is it possible to start seeds in a hydroponic system. Mine uses lava rock for medium with felt as a "wick" into the water which has a bubbler. Can I just put the seeds on the felt to start them?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 11:09AM
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grizzman

Probably. If it is quick to sprout there shouldn't really be a problem. A slow germinating seed might have more of an issue though tending to rot before it sprouts.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 1:15PM
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