The Q&A Archives: Hydroponic Tomatoes

Question: Please could you tell me which are the best varieties of tomato seeds to grow using the hydroponic method of growing plants and who supplies them?

Answer: Hydroponics is a style of growing plants in dilute solutions of nutrients without soil. The idea is simple: as long as plants get the right mix of elements, and the right light and temperature, they'll grow just as well in nutrient solutions as in a garden. Methods of hydroponics today call for carefully orchestrated mixtures of chemicals with light and heat and humidity carefully monitored. Tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and lettuce are among the products produced in this manner. For supplies and more information, just type "hydroponics" in any search engine, and you will be amazed at the sites available!

You might want to choose a bush type or patio type tomato, since indeterminate types can grow into vines of unwieldy lengths. (Unless, of course, you would like a long-vining type to trellis.) Burpees sell a patio hybrid named Tumbler , and a bush variety named Bush Big Boy .

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