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5 kinds of hydroponic vegetables

Nov 12,2022 | TangShun Chao

If you want a small sustainable garden, hydroponics is a great option. But what is hydroponics? Hydroponics is a new type of soilless plant cultivation. At its core, the roots of plants are directly infiltrated in a nutrient solution that replaces soil and provides plants with water, nutrients, oxygen and other growth factors so that they can grow properly. The most important thing is that the hydroponics model does not require too many complicated steps and is recycled. So it is ideal for places that want to grow easily and without taking up much space.
This makes you probably wonder what vegetables can be grown in them in your small garden, so this is exactly what we are going to discuss something new, and if you can read through it, then you will have a further understanding of hydroponic vegetables.

1. Lettuce

This is a favorite hydroponic vegetable that is very simple to raise, and if you are planning to try hydroponic gardening for the first time, this may also be one of your top choices
1. When you buy lettuce, choose the ones whose roots remain relatively intact. Cut off about 5 cm of the end.
2. Soak the roots in water for 5-7 days and wait for the roots and new leaves to grow. Don't forget to change the water every day and place in a sunny location ~
3. Wait for the lettuce to grow roots and new leaves

2. Small onion

This is necessary for cooking soup and topping hot pot
1. Prepare discarded small onion roots (make sure there are five to six centimeters left)
2. Soak the end with the roots in water, just submerge the roots, place in a sunny place and change and replenish the water daily.
3. When the shoots grow long, you can put them directly into hydroponics.

3. Garlic shoots

Ready to throw away the long sprouting garlic, it is also convenient and easy to grow it
1. Place the garlic cloves with the bulb discs facing downwards in a container neatly, not too crowded because they have to expand some more when they meet water, just add water to cover the bulb discs at the bottom of the garlic cloves.
2. placed in a place where the sun can reach, generally 1 to 2 days to change the water, to keep the water fresh, to prevent rotting and send out an unpleasant smell, the initial period can be 3 days in a row without changing the water, in order to facilitate the fixation, after the roots are fixed, the number of water changes can be more frequent!
3. Generally, depending on the growth and temperature change, about twenty days to one month, the garlic leaves can be harvested for the first crop, cut off the garlic leaves and wait for the next growth

4. Tomatoes

Tomatoes (both regular and cherry tomatoes) can be grown in your hydroponic garden. So, if you try your hand at growing fresh tomatoes, consider trying them in your garden!
When growing these vegetables, all you need to do is pay attention to the following steps
1. Tomatoes can be sown inside a small teacup, also a grid-like cup
2. Seedlings need some nutrient solution to grow
3. But later you need to use string and bracket to fix

5. Cucumber

Cucumbers can grow very quickly and will also produce very well. There are many uses for cucumbers, if you want to beautify you can just put it on to hydrate and moisturize your face. If you want to stir-fry it or eat it cold, it will satisfy you!
All vegetables will thrive in your hydroponic system. Since cucumbers are known to be warm plants, be sure to provide them with plenty of light and high temperatures. These plants grow best at a pH of 5.5 to 6.0.
1. Stir the cucumber seeds in 55 degree water temperature and allow the water to cool down naturally and soak, about 8 hours.
2. Then wrap the seeds in gauze, keeping the gauze moist and the temperature at 25 degrees.
3. About 2-3 days, during the period, pay attention to check whether the gauze has an odor, if there is an odor, you need to promptly rinse