Hydroponic growing is a readily available, sustainable and environmentally friendly way to produce food and with the number of people taking up the hobby steadily increasing.
The easiest foods to grow hydroponically.
Lettuce is undoubtedly one of the easiest and most popular foods to grow hydroponically and has lots of nutritional value being an important source of vitamins and minerals as well as energy, protein, carbohydrates and fat. Lettuce is easily grown with a NFT system.
Believed to be from Persia in origin, Spinach is jam packed with zinc, niacin, protein and fibre whilst being rich with vitamins A through to E, and vitamin K. It is delicious both raw and cooked and can accompany many meals as a side dish or it can even be made into a pie.
With lots of lighting, peppers can successfully be grown hydroponically and provide an exceptional source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Peppers can be used to spice up most dishes or you can stuff them with cheese.
Tomatoes form an important base component for many Italian recipes such as Lasagne or Bolognaise and are fantastic source of vitamins C & K, biotin and molybdenum. They are also incredibly rich with potassium, manganese and dietary fibres.
Cucumbers are a superb source of vitamins and can be used in most salads and are delicious on sandwiches. They are great for flushing toxins out of the body whilst hydrating it and are said to aid in weight loss and fighting cancer.
With lots of great foods you can easily produce at home, there is no reason even the ill-experienced grower can’t have great success. Hydroponic growing is a fun filled and healthy alternative and producing your own food helps to reduce the carbon footprint by eliminating transportation and fuel costs. All you need to get started is the right equipment for your needs and a reputable supplier who can offer help and advice along the way. Leeds Hydrostore is a leading supplier of hydroponics equipment to suit every possible growing requirement. For more information, please visit their website: www.leedshydrostore.co.uk