This is my second winter growing indoors in a Hydroponic set up. Honestly one of the best ways to grow a garden in the colder hardiness zones during the winter season. The ground maybe frozen outside but this ‘farm’ set up allows me to keep growing fresh greens and enjoying a mental ‘rest’. In this post you will find images and a short video featuring my hydroponic growing tips for lettuce and herbs.
Hydroponics Growing Tips | Lettuce and Herbs Video
Hydroponics made easy using todays products that are reasonable price and easy to access. The set up unit in this video is a AeroGarden Hydroponic Farm. As of now I am been experimenting with various brands of hydroponics. Be sure to check out my other post featuring what I have learned over the years on my blog website under the ‘hydroponics’ category. In this video I share a few of my personal tips along with varieties that grow well in the AeroGarden Hydroponic Farm set up.
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Hydroponic Set Up Tips
First I want to stress that if you are new to growing with this type of set up you will want to invest in the official growing pod kits. One of my personal favorites if available at most retail shops and on Amazon.
Second, don’t be afraid to think out of the box and try growing your own seeds. Most any seed will germinate in a proper hydroponic seed ‘sponge’. In this post I am using the AeroGarden brand pods and holders. The label is a new one I found on Amazon that works great. The sticker on the label is holding well over the past few months in this set up and was easy to attach to the plastic pod top
I share more about the different lids of domes you can use over the small starter plants as they germinate and grow. Check out this post at Hydroponic Dome Lids on my blog.
NOTE: The spots on the top of my set up is caused by the minerals in my water. We use well water that is filtered by our own home set up and it creates a white film on some surfaces.
Herbs and Lettuce Varieties
I get so ‘giddy’ just thinking of all the amazing products including seeds that are available these days for home growers. It is so much fun to experiment with different varieties you can mail order or purchase locally. In this post I share the follow varieties:
- Butter King Lettuce
- Salad Bowl Lettuce
- Wonder Mix
- Pesto Party Basil
- Dukat Leafy Dill
You can’t go wrong growing herbs in these hydroponic set ups. Some of my favorite are listed above and shared on other blog post on my website. Please check them out and give a try. Don’t forget to come back and tell me what you think of these!
Maybe the most awesome part of growing your own in a set up like this is knowing ‘I GREW THAT!’. Growing your own lettuce will really make you appreciate what you find in local markets.
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