Ready to grow... what to plant?!
I am so thankful for this forum! I have been scouring the posts here in preparation of my first hydro garden. I'm starting with a raft system using a storage tub, Styrofoam and oasis foam plugs... as well as the 11 pot planter design. I have this set up in my master bathroom on top of the bathtub which sits just below a 5x5 southern window. I've covered the walls with survival blankets and will be using multiple florescent lights. (One day I hope to invest in HID) -To be honest I'm really hoping the southern natural light will be of benefit to my results. I have ordered General Hydroponics three part, liquid nutes and I will be using the clay balls (hydrotin??) Now for the twenty questions =)
I realize I'll need to pick and choose what to grow as this is a rather small setup as well as the light situation. But what would you all suggest? I'm open and longing for variety and anything goes! I have decided that the raft will be the greens... but the 11 pot planter is still up for ideas. I'd love things like brussel sprouts, turnips, bells, tomatoes, zucchini and squash, oh and soy beans!... but I realize these won't all fit and would want intense light... please advise.
Also, I'm really hoping the nutes I've ordered will have all the information on them that I need to feed these plants?! If not could you give me a link.
And lastly (yeah, right!) I'm wondering what timer increments should I put the pump on?
Thanks everyone! I am really hoping for a successful experiment here, any advice or thoughts are greatly appreciated. This is a group effort with my children and they are sooo excited (so am I)... I don't want to disappoint for lack of knowledge.