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What's the most grown hydroponic vegetable?


Obviously, there are a wide variety of things you can grow in any hydroponic garden - so growers have to make choices about how to allocate resources and what to plant. Maybe you have things in mind already, or you go with what you like most. That's a pretty good strategy, because you'll probably be the one eating most of what you grow. But some other growers might want to helpful hints -- they might even say themselves, well, let's go with the most common hydroponic vegetable that gets the most attention from growers around the world.

So what is the most commonly grown hydroponic vegetable? Oops, trick question. The fact is this data isn't captured, and it's too general a question to really be answered in any meaningful way. People grow whatever they want to in hydroponics -- that's part of the appeal of it.

With that said, there are some popular hydroponic crops that often come up in grow conversations. Here are some categories of plants that are perhaps most common in the hydroponic world.

Lettuce and Greens (and Herbs)

Lettuce is a versatile plant used for a lot of culinary purposes, from salads to sandwiches. It's also easy to grow hydroponically and it's a ‘continually harvested’ plant -- in other words, you take off what you need at a certain point, and let the plants grow. Or you harvest the entire head at the end.

Lettuce is a very common hydroponic vegetable, but it's not he only type of greens that is common with hydroponics. Other types of green greens like swiss chard, collards, kale and other greens are also common, as are green herbs such as basil, rosemary, oregano and mint.


In any real conversation on hydroponics, it has to be said. Part of the vanguard of hydroponics growers have grown marijuana for a number of reasons.

In the early days of hydroponics, this kind of technique was used to grow marijuana in secret. Now the plant is becoming legal in some areas and scenarios. There are forums and other resources devoted to a growing of this plant, which historically has been a controlled substance in the U.S. Grow supply businesses such as ours do not recommend growing any plant illegally. But it is an incontrovertible fact that individual growers often choose to grow this plant in a variety of situations.

Root Vegetables

Another very common type of plant that we associate with hydroponics is root vegetables. Remember that sweet potato you grew in water in science class? Well, the idea also extends to larger grow setups. Hydroponics growers may grow various potato types, as well as radishes and other root vegetables in certain kinds of hydroponic environments

These are just some of the major types of uses for hydroponic grow systems. For more, check out Dealzer and how we help growers to bring all sorts of botanical products to market.

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