Summer, especially when it is a hot one, may be a difficult season for hydroponics growers. Every year we receive a lot of Summer Hydroponics questions from clients asking what to do during the hot days, when one is growing hydroponically?
Lets see some top summer hydroponic crops
If you’re new to hydroponics, you might be wondering what hydroponic plants to grow in your new garden.
In hydroponics you can grow 365 days in greenhouse or indoor farm but you need to choose your crops wisely to overcome some problems. If you are capable of solving those problems you can grow any crop. Lets look at some important summer crops.
Tip #1 - Spinach
Spinach is labelled as “slow bolt” or heat tolerant spinach.
EC & pH : 1.0 - 1.8 & 6.0 - 6.5
Summer care: Allow good air circulation and supplying cool water
Tip #2 - Coriander
Coriander herb can be grown indoors under a wide range of climatic conditions.
EC & pH : 1.2- 1.8 & 5.8 - 6.4
Summer care: As soon as the flower started. Pluck the flowers off. So that you can see new leaf started growing. Supply cool water.
Tip #3 - TOMATO
Growing tomatoes in summers is quite easy as the tomatoes are actually warm-season crops, mainly sown from March to June.
EC & pH : 2.0-2.3 & 5.5-6.5
Summer care: To get maximum yield from tomato crop in summer, supply cool water and lower nutrients.
Tip #4 - AMARANTHUS
Amaranthus, or summer poinsettia, is an annual plant with a crown of yellow leaves or red leaves.
EC & pH : 1.2 - 1.8 & 5.8 - 6.5
Summer care: The plants prefers warm climate and full sun. Be sure water may dry out in hot summers and supply cool water.
Tip #5 - MINT
Mint can be grown well in winter but also in summers. Once you plant the mint in hydroponics you can keep on harvesting for 6 months or more.
EC & pH : 1.5 - 1.8 & 5.5-6.0
Summer care: Plants prefer full to partial sun exposure and variegated types may need shade protection from the hot afternoon sun.
You can grow any crop in hydroponics no matter of season but you need to provide perfect environment for the plants to grow well.