indoor hydroponics--newby, need suggestions please
I would like to start organic hydroponic gardening in our finished basement. I'm thinking peppers in 1.5 gallon (formerly frosting) buckets (aka dutch bucket system). Also wanting to do lots of small lettuce, kale, spinach, chard (about 4 to 5 inches tall at harvest). I've looked at the raft systems and really wonder how safe Styrofoam is when it sits on the water full time. I raise hydroponic barley fodder for animals currently. What methods do you suggest for a beginner to raise gobs of small greens? And are 1.5 gallon buckets suitable for peppers? Thanks for your help.