hydroponics-lettuce - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ssibots
January 28, 1998
I am interested in growing lettuce using the nutrient film technique hydroponically, please advise me on lettuce types to be planted in the dry and wet seasons for maturation during warm and cold months and any further tips on this that you have.

Answer from NGA
January 28, 1998
I'm not familiar with the "nutrient film" technique, so I'll give you what information I have from a book called Hydroponic Crop Production, by Joe Romer.

Butterhead lettuces grow well hydroponically. They are fast-growing, warm-season plants resistant to early bolting. They store relatively well.

Crisphead lettuces are less popular for hydroponic growing, because they tend to bolt.

Looseleaf lettuces are popular because they grow quickly. They are sometimes sold with roots intact and so they have a long shelf life.

Cos lettuces are not popular for hydroponics, because they are quite slow-growing.

For more information about growing hydroponically, check out the following web site:


You might also contact the Hydroponic Society of America, PO Box 3075, San Ramon, CA 94583, ph# 510/743-9605,
e-mail: [email protected].

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