What grows well in a Hydro Farm?

by Danny
(United Kingdom)

Hi there I purchased the water farm hydroponic system a while ago because I moved house and only have a small concrete yard instead of a garden and greenhouse what I had before ( i miss growing in my greenhouse lots!) so far I tried to grow butch t trinidad scorpion chillies but after a while the seedling drooped and died, I tried to transplant a well established chillie plant but now that's dropping leafs, what sort of plant will grow well in the water farm system? A plant that loves water I'm thinking about tomatoes, have you any experience growing using the water farm? Any help on which crop that will grow well?
Regards
Danny

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Answer from Stella/Simon:

Hi Danny,
We have never tried the Water Farm unit, but I believe it utilizes a system which keeps the roots constantly in water. Chilis and tomatoes are not ideal plans for this type of system; an ebb and flow or top drip system would be better suited for those plants. I believe the water Farm would be better suited to lettuces, greens and herbs, which better tolerate constant root immersion in water.
Hope this helps!

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Nov 04, 2012
Fig Trees
by: Anonymous

Fig trees do crazy well in a hydro farm. They take an incredible amount of water so you will have to watch them closely. I had problems with the pumps that came with it and pretty much retired all of my waterfarms now. I see there are new pumps out now, but I've never tried them.

Dec 16, 2012
Pea Plants
by: Casey

Would Sugar snap pea plants do well in the system mentioned by Danny?

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