Aeroponic and Aquaponic

Hydroponic Farming of Vegetables

Nearly most plants can be grown hydroponically i.e. without soil on nutrient solution, however, hydroponic farming of vegetables is most common, mainly because many batches of the same or different vegetables can be raised in quick succession to meet daily market requirement of fresh vegetables. Vegetables to grow hydroponically may be grouped as leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach, basils, fenugreek and micro greens etc, and fruit vegetables like tomato, capsicum, cucumber and others. This grouping is based on management of hydroponic nutrient solution as well as the root system as most fruit vegetables are long duration and generally develop long roots and require adjustments in nutrient solution at various stages of growth quite often compared to leafy vegetables. Thus, leafy vegetables being short duration develop relatively small root system making them most amenable to different types of hydroponic farming, may it be Deep Water Culture (DWC), Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), Ebb and Flow or other systems based on hydroponic nutrient solution either premix or made as per the recipe formula programmed into the fertigation system.

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