What seems to be, for the time being, the most widely used variety of plants are leafy greens. Of these, by far the most popular are varieties of lettuce. These are not however only the most popular, but also among the best to grow in an aquaponics system. Others are Spinach, Kale, Watercress, Parsley, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and various aromatic herbs. In fact, almost any type of plant vegetables, fruiting plants, herbs or micro-greens are suited in an aquaponics system.
But why go with aquaponics? Do plants grow faster?
Absolutely! Because the plants in an aquaponics system have access to replenishable nutrients and are shielded from the weather, they grow at a steady pace around the clock. For example, a head of lettuce in an aquaponic system has a sped-up growth rate from two months to just one month. That is much faster than a conventionally grown lettuce in earth. Not to mention that we will be using only a mere 10% of the water used in the conventional farming which makes our method highly profitable and sustainable.