The Q&A Archives: Hydroponic Crops

Question: I'd like to begin growing some fruits and vegetables hydroponically to sell at our local farmer's market. What do you suggest?

Answer: Hydroponics is a very interesting and innovative growing form. It is a more exacting type of gardening with very specific requirements. There are many information sites on the internet for both hobby growing and profit making. Your local land grant university should also have detailed information available for youl. These mail-order companies can also provide information:

Worm's Way, 7850 North Highway 37, Bloomington, IN 47404; 1-800-274-9676
Alternative Garden Supply, Inc., 108 N. Barrington Rd., Streamwood, IL 60107; 1-800-444-2837
Crop King, PO Box 310, Medina, OH 44258, 1-800-321-5211
HydroFarm, 3135 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901,
The periodical magazine "Growing Edge: Indoor & Outdoor Gardening for Today's High-Tech Grower" might be of interest to you; contact them at New Moon Publishing, 215 SW 2nd St., Ste 201, Corvallis, OR 97333, 503/757-0027
Also contact the Hydroponic Association of America, PO Box 6067, Concord, CA 94524 510/682-4193
Good luck with your growing venture at the farmer's market!

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