Growers guide to popular plants

The following table outlines the favorite conditions for these plants to thrive in your hydroponic garden. Adhere closely to these parameters and you will be happily surprised by the results. Always use a high quality hydroponic nutrient and maintain a healthy growing area by allowing plenty of light, air and moisture to reach your plants. Seed packets will contain more information on the particular strain you wish to grow.

Plant name

Lighting conditions

HID Lamp type

Favorable temp.

pH

PPM/TDS

African Violet

Bright but: filtered

250/400/1000W HPS

warm

6.0-7.0

840-1050

Basil

high light.

250/400/1000W MH

warm

5.5-6.5

700-1120

Beans

high light.

400/1000W

warm

6

1400-2800

Broccoli

medium to high light.

400W

cool

6.0-6.8

1900-2450

Chilies - Capsicum

high light.

400/1000W MH

warm to hot

6

1260-1540

Cucumber

medium light.

1000W

hot

5.5-6.0

1100-1750

Eggplant

high light.

1000W

hot

6

1200-2450

Endive - Chicory- Radicchio

medium light.

400/1000W

cool

5.5

1100-1680

Lettuce

medium light.

250/400/1000W MH

cool

6.0-7.0

560-840

Marjoram

high light.

400/1000W

warm

6.9

1120-1400

Melon

high light.

400/1000W

hot

5.5-6.0

1400-1750

Mint

medium to high light.

250/400/1000W MH

warm

5.5-6.5

1400-1680

Okra

medium light.

400/1000W

warm

6.5

1400-1680

Orchid - Cattleya

bright (2000-3000 Fc) light.

400/1000W MH

Day 90 - Night 55F

7.0-7.5

300-500

Orchid - Cymbidium

bright shady light.

400/1000W MH

Day 80 - Night 60F

5.5-6.0

300-500

Orchid - Denrobium

1800-2500Fc of light.

400/1000WMH

Day 90 - Night 55F

7.0-7.5

300-500

Orchid - Oncidium

2000-6000Fc of light.

400/1000W MH

Day 85 - Night 60F

7.0-7.5

300-500

Orchid - Paphiopedilum

bright shady light.

400/1000W MH

Day 75 - Night 55F

7.0-7.5

300-500

Orchid - Paphiopedilum

bright shady light.

400/1000W MH

Day 75 - Night 65F

7.0-7.5

300-500

Orchid - Phalaenopsis

bright shady light.

400/1000WMH

Day 85 - Night 65F

7.0-7.5

300-500

Oregano

high light.

250/400/1000W MH

warm

6.0-7.0

1120-1400

Parsley

high light.

250/400/1000W MH

warm

5.5-7.0

560-1260

Pea (Snow, Snap)

medium light.

400/1000W

cool

6.0-7.0

980-1260

Peppers - Chillies

bright shady light.

400/1000W MH

warm to hot

5.5-6.0

300-500

Rosemary

high light.

400/1000W

warm

5.5-6.0

700-1120

Roses

1000-3000fC

400/1000W HPS

warm

5.5-6.0

1050-1750

Sage

high light.

250/400/1000W MH

warm to hot

5.5-6.5

700-1120

Scallion - Green Onions

medium to high light.

250/400/1000W MH

warm to hot

6.0-7.0

980-1260

Spinach

medium light.

400/1000W

cool to warm

6.0-7.0

1260-1610

Squash - Pumpkins

high light.

400/1000W

hot

5.5-7.5

1260-1680

Strawberry

high light.

400/1000WHPS

warm

6

1260-1540

SweetCorn

high light.

400/1000W

hot

6

840-1680

Swiss Chard

medium to high light.

400/1000W

warm to hot

6.0-7.0

1260-1610

Thyme

high light.

400/1000W

warm

5.5-7.0

560-1120

Tomato

high light.

400/1000W HPS

hot

5.5-6.5

1400-3500

Watermelon

high light.

400/1000W

hot

5.8

1260-1680

Zucchini - SummerSquash

high light.

400/1000W

warm to hot

6

1260-1680

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