Most people don’t have gardens and backyard, and that is the reason they choose indoor planting with hydroponic gardens. When you decide to choose this particular technique, you will have to know all information so that you can fill the water with nutrients. It is not a simple technique, but the first time you do it, everything will be understandable. In the same time if you want to grow fruit plants, herbs and vegetables, there are certain types and procedures that you have to know in order to do it.
Your hydroponic garden must mimic all things that your plants need similar as you have planted in the backyard. You will need lots of light and warm temperature. So you have to purchase metal halide lamps, high-pressure sodium lamps and LED growing lamps for your set-up.
How to grow vegetables indoor?
You have probably always wanted to start your own garden and to eat homemade and grown ingredients no matter what time of year is it? There are many different vegetables that you can grow in hydroponics, and this particular growing method is using water solution filled with nutrients instead of soil. You have to understand that not all crops will respond the same on aquaculture, but there are several vegetables that you can buy in the grocery store or grow hydroponically.
- Leafy Greens – You will be able to grow leafy greens without any additional problem. They have a fast turnaround and you will be able to get light levels. Most greens can be harvested in less than two months.
- Lettuce – You will be able to include all types of lettuces, with exception of Bibb lettuces and icebergs, and any type that you want. You can easily mix different types and varieties and grow them at the same time.
- Spinach – Good choice for hydroponic greens is spinach varieties because they respond well when they are in a bit cooler environment and temperature. The other benefit is that you can grow it as long as you can without cutting leaves off.
Which fruits to grow indoors?
- Watermelon – When you decide to grow watermelon, you should understand that it prefer more water. You just have to add an ebb-and-flow system in order to grow them, but you can also use the floating system along with DWC in order to grow the single plant. You have to remember that watermelons are a vine plant, so you have to check in order to make sure that fruits are supported.
- Cantaloupe – This particular fruit is similar to watermelons and great for the hydroponic system. You just have to support them by using nets so that they can grow steadily and in a timely manner.
- Strawberries – This is a great type of fruit that you can grow without a problem. It requires low humidity and they work best at NFT system, however, you have to consider an extra humidity because root can rot. You will have delicious strawberries all year long.
When we talk about exotic fruit trees like kiwi and pineapple, you should understand that it is difficult to make it, but these fruits that we have mentioned are perfect for your indoor growth.
Which plants to grow indoors?
Herbs are great for growing because they don’t take so much room and you will be able to place them next to a window or at a kitchen top garden. You have to know that they should be closer to your kitchen; however, it is not suited to plant all of them at once. If you want to grow mint, for example, you should do it separately, because root is much bigger and it needs lots of space.
- Chives – If you want to nourish these amazing garnishes, you will be able to do it without any additional problem because they are easy to maintain and what is most important they grow quickly.
- Oregano – We have all heard about this amazing herb that is used for Panini’s, pasta and of course, pizza. Like most herbs, you can use the hydroponic system along with drip and it is simple to grow when you use home hydroponic systems.
We have presented you types of fruits, vegetables, and plants that you can grow inside your house by using the hydroponic system. However, you have to enquire about soil and nutrients that you have to add to water in order to create an environment for growing.