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newbie needs suggestions for what to plant hydroponically

Posted by deansfba z9 SanFranArea (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 9, 12 at 3:25

WELL, I FINALLY DID IT!!!
I GOT A HYDROPONIC SETUP FOR UNDER MY 12 TRAY LIGHT STAND.
IT HAS 15 POTS IN A 2'X2' AREA. NOW COMES THE HARD PART:

WHAT SHALL I PLANT IN IT?

I EMAILED THE COMPANY I GOT IT FROM TO SEE IF THEY HAVE A CHART OF HOW MANY POTS I SHOULD LEAVE EMPTY IF I PLANT SOMETHING THAT NEEDS MORE ROOT SPACE [A LA SQUARE FOOT GARDENING].

THEY DIDN'T HAVE ONE. HRRRUMPH.

SO NOW THE CONUNDRUM. WHICH PLANTS TO CHOOSE???
IN THE PAST I THOUGHT OF GETTING A HYDROPONIC SETUP FOR ONE OF MY MAJOR ADDICTIONS: TASTY TOMATOES ALL YEAR ROUND. NOWADAYS I CAN GET CAMPARI TOMATOES AT MANY PLACES.
SOOOO, WHAT SHALL I PLANT IN ADDITION TO WHAT I PLANT IN MY GARDEN???

FINALLY THE IDEA CAME TO MIND:
TRY THE INVALUABLE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE OF ALL THOSE KINDRED SOULS AT GARDEN WEB!!!
MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS.
DEAN
[BTW I TYPE IN CAPS BECAUSE I CAN READ IT MORE EASILY]


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RE: newbie needs suggestions for what to plant hydroponically

About the only thing you can grow in a 2 foot by 2 foot area is lettuce. They should be spaced at least 6 to 8 inches apart. Strawberry plants are about the same size, but you would need 30 to 60 of them to have a regular supply of ripe berry's.

P.S
You can grow a bunch of other things like green onions or radishes in the same space. But that would require a custom built hydro system, not a store bought system.


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