Head Over Heels for Hydroponic Lettuce

Crunchy, tender, sweet, tart: lettuce comes in many textures and flavors. Hydroponic greens like lettuce grow indoors in special tanks filled with water, not soil! With a hydroponic system, it’s easier to access fresh lettuce even during the Winter.

Lettuce is a good source of minerals, fiber, B-carotene and lutein: all essential parts of a healthy diet. There are many types of lettuce that can be grown in a hydroponic system. Keep reading to learn more about lettuce!


Lettuce grows faster in a hydroponic system.

Hydroponic systems use 90% less water than traditional soil farming.

Fewer pesticides are needed because hydroponic lettuce is grown indoors away from most pests.

There are 5 types of lettuce: loose leaf, romaine, crisphead, butterhead and stem. Each type has several varieties!

Lettuce is about 95% water.

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