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Old 01-28-2009, 05:43 AM
Rudy Klein Rudy Klein is offline
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Default head or iceberg lettuce in hydroponics

Could someone please tell me why head or iceberg lettuce is not able to grow properly using hydroponics. regards
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:44 AM
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Re: Iceberg lettuce:
I am sure that iceberg lettuce will grow very well in hydroponic gardens. I have seen beautiful head cabbage in rockwool drip and NFT systems. They both have about the same nutrient requirements. I am going to try a couple of iceberg plants and see what happens. I think the main reason that commercial growers grow varieties of leaf lettuce and not head-type is that leaf lettuce develops faster and they can harvest more crops per year. Anyhow, I'll give iceberg a go and post pictures of the development - or non-development - which ever way it works out!
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