Plants for SNAP Hydroponics

Most leafy vegetables can be grown using the SNAP hydroponics method. SNAP stands for Simple Nutrient Addition Program. SNAP Hydroponics has been developed by Dr. Primitivo Jose A. Santos and Dr. Eureka Teresa M. Ocampo from a project funded by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), a branch of the Philippine Department of Agriculture.

Plants Suitable / Best for SNAP Hydroponics

The list of plants that can be grown through SNAP Hydroponics is endless. However, some may best be planted on soil rather than grown hydroponically.

Examples of vegetables that can be grown through SNAP hydroponics may include
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet bell pepper
  • Celery
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Pechay
  • Bak choi
  • Mustard
  • Upland kangkong
  • Egg plant

Vegetables like lettuce, pechay, back choi, and mustard are well adapted for SNAP hydroponics as 10 to 12 liters of water with the SNAP hydroponics nutrient solution (enough for a styrofoam fruit container) is just enough to grow these plants till harvest without refilling water/nutrient solution.

Planting crops hydroponically means that you can grow more vegetables within a limited space all year round, which, in turn, results in more potential earnings if you decide to sell your produce.

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