Hydroponic greenhouses can generate higher yields than conventional greenhouses, but for optimal success the grower must understand what to grow and what not to grow.
Some plants can spread too far to grow properly in a hydroponic greenhouse. Other plants may be cold weather plants and may not be able to tolerate the extreme high temperatures that other plants will need to grow in. Some plants even need special care if you intend to grow them in a hydroponic greenhouse.
Plants to Grow in a Hydroponic Greenhouse
Strawberries do very well in this sort of growing environment. The plants of this fruit are small enough to fit into the normal configurations of the hydroponic greenhouses. You can put the plants in a variety of configurations and they're still going to flourish. Also, there are so many varieties to choose from, depending on the size of the berry and the amount of sweetness you like.
Potatoes and other root crops often perform well, but only if they are sufficiently deep to grow properly. With these crops, you have to note that they grow a lot in the root area as well as in their stems and foliage. If they're cramped for space, they're going to stunt their development. You may select smaller varieties of root crops, if available, to help provide them with enough depth.
Tomatoes flourish as they grow hydroponically. Of course, they need a support system for this type of greenhouse setting, just as they do in a conventional greenhouse or garden setting. Some varieties grow larger than others though, so choose the form that you think you can better help in your particular setup. Other vineyard vegetables that need help include peas, cucumbers and poppy beans.
There are several varieties of mint that do well in this kind of greenhouse because they love wet conditions. Mints have spread quite a bit, and enough room should be provided. Other than this requirement, your chosen mint, whether it's peppermint, spearmint, ginger mint or any other form of mint, should produce nicely for you.
Basil is another herb that you plan to grow in your hydroponic greenhouse. The moist conditions that the herb has experienced through this system actually improve its taste. As with other plants, your yield is likely to increase with the use of hydroponic gardening methods. Many other herbs do well too, but you need to verify the growing conditions they need to be sure of before they are planted.
Various varieties of lettuce can give you more delicious harvests. Some people just think of iceberg variety when it comes to lettuce, but there's romaine, sweet butter, and a lot more to choose from to grow your salad greens hydroponically.
Cabbage is one of the cool weather vegetables that is doing well in this climate. You will need to adapt growing conditions to cool weather vegetables. This means that you will need to grow plants in accordance with their natural seasons. You can adjust your greenhouse temperature settings according to the crops you want to grow.
8. Green Beans:
Bush-style green beans can respond very well to the standard conditions of the hydroponic system. You're going to be able to harvest a lot for your table and have extra beans to freeze or freeze. The size of these beans is easier to deal with than the polo beans, even though you can also grow polo beans with the right help, as described above.
Note: You will need to think about which vegetables you and your family are going to eat when you grow them hydroponically. Your harvests are likely to be larger with this process, so you won't want to focus on crops that you don't like to eat.