If you’re new to hydroponic gardening, you’ll want to start small and simple. One of the best plants is hydroponic lettuce. It’s versatile, and you can use it to make a great salad.
Most gardeners will agree that lettuce is one of the easiest vegetables to grow hydroponically. It has a noticeably short root system which usually matches its leaf height. You don’t have to worry about it getting too tall and requiring support.
Lettuce grows well in almost all hydroponic systems such as Ebb & Flow, and NFT.
You can choose from various tasty varieties such as Bibb, Romaine, Iceberg, Boston, and Buttercrunch.
Grow time is usually about 30 days depending on the variety.
For best results, ensure the pH is 6.0 to 7.0.
Stagger the plantings, so you always have a continuous supply of the leafy greens.
When growing lettuce hydroponically, remember to change the nutrient solution frequently