There’s a reason why lettuce is one of the most popular hydroponic crops for both beginners and experts alike. The crisp, leafy green lettuce is very easy to grow hydroponically and is super versatile in the kitchen.
The hydroponic lettuce is an extremely fast-growing hydroponic crop. It matures in about a month’s time. The small seeds are easily germinated in a soilless environment where it is grown until it reaches medium size plants. The plant is then transferred into a hydroponics system which is fitted only with nutrient-rich solution.
The plant is a great source of minerals, fiber, and bioactive compounds. It contains elements such as folate, B-carotene, and lutein—that promote a nutritious diet. Studies show that certain types of lettuces (particularly those with darker or red pigments as well as leafy types) have anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering, and even anti-diabetic properties thanks to their bioactive compounds.