Geelong Hydroponic Gardening

What Can I Grow?

People ask all the time; ’But what can I grow in hydroponics?’

The answer is quite simple really……. you can grow anything hydroponically.

The one exception is mushrooms, as they are a fungi and require specific bacteria within the soil to grow productively. They can be grown hydroponically but don’t pin your hopes on a booming crop.

Our members successfully grow a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers some of which are:

Tomatoes, Lettuce, Capsicum, Spinach, Silverbeet, Parsley, Chives, Leeks, Garlic, Strawberries, Rhubarb, Passion Fruit, Begonias, Orchids, Gerberas, Carnations, Roses, Impatients.

Again this is not an exhaustive list. Cucumbers, Zucchini, Mint, Pumpkins, Oregano, Beetroot, Carrot, Asian Vegetables and many other plants are grown without soil.

Given the correct nutrients and the appropriate environmental conditions, any plant may be grown hydroponically.

A lot of people don’t realise just how similar plants are to humans. When you think about it and break it down they have the same requirements as we do to survive.

  • Oxygen
  • Water
  • Sunlight
  • Nutrients
  • Anchorage

Have you ever noticed how sometimes you may have seen plants growing in roof guttering. The seed having been deposited there either by wind or bird, has obviously anchored there in whatever way. It may be that a lot of dust has been deposited into the gutter over a period of time and the seed has landed in this.

With a little bit of moisture, perhaps even morning dew, some warmth and sunlight the seed has germinated and grown. This in itself is a simple principle of hydroponics within nature itself.

Grass growing in spouting.

Grass etc growing in spouting.