Many people have asked, So what can I grow with hydroponics gardening? Technically, anything you can grow using traditional soil methods you can grow with hydroponics gardening. Realistically though, you really want to limit your hydroponics system to those best suited for ZeroSoil growing based on taste and space. Also, remember that certain crops do better in certain types of weather and that proper growing conditions are crucial for your hydroponics garden.
- Start by considering what types of vegetables you and your family love to eat. There’s really no point in growing 10 heads of lettuce if you hate eating salads!
- Focus on produce that always taste better vine ripened and as fresh as possible. Root vegetables like potatoes don’t really fit this profile so stick with produce such as tomatoes and bell peppers or leafy green vegetables like lettuce, spinach, and herbs.
- Another consideration when choosing your crops is space. In most cases, especially with beginner systems, hydroponics gardens will be limited in size – either by the size of your hydroponic unit or by lighting constraints. To make the most of your space you’ll most likely want to stay away from space hogging produce such as melons, corn, and squash.
What Can I Grow with Hydroponics Gardening?
Here is a small list of the different kinds of produce you can grow with hydroponics gardening. We recommend starting with this list until you get the hang of things and once you get a little experience under your belt – the sky is the limit!
- Lettuce varietals
- Tomato varietals
- Bell peppers
Types of produce to stay away from*:
*Of course you can technically grow anything hydroponically but these produce tend to be unpractical for beginners due to space requirements