Hydroponic gardening is a technique of growing plants using a water-based nutrient solution instead of soil. This is one of the most popular ways to grow plants in an indoor garden setup. And if you have limited space for such indoor gardens, a vertical garden is the best option available out there. The good news is you can grow some tasty and nutritious vegetables in such gardens.

If you are new to the concept of an indoor hydroponic garden, you can check out Gardyn's vertical hydroponic garden options. Their revolutionary vertical garden kit makes it easier to grow numerous plants within a small space. Here are the top plants you can grow in such hydroponic tower gardens.

1. Kale

Homegrown kale offers a great combination of taste, health benefits, and convenience. It takes about 7-21 days to sprout and matures in 53-65 days. In order to grow kale in your hydroponic garden, you need to maintain cooler temperatures of 60-70°F. As the leaves grow, you can harvest them as baby leaves and use them in fresh salad mixes. You also need to cut the leaves when they are 2-3 inches tall to allow the plants to regrow. Regularly check the roots and trim any roots that are extending beyond the yPod in your Gardyn hydroponic tower garden.

2. Bok Choy

If you want a fresh supply of nutritious vegetables at home, consider growing bok choy in your hydroponic garden. If you have a Gardyn tower garden at home, its advanced technology and user-friendly approach can help you cultivate such healthy vegetables with ease. It requires 5-10 days for bok choy seeds to sprout. They also mature within 20-45 days.

Bok choy grows well in cooler conditions, ideally between 60-70°F. If you expose it to warm temperatures, it may turn bitter and initiate premature bolting. You can promptly snip off any stems that bear yellow flowers as they emerge to prevent early bolting. For a sustained harvest, consider cutting the outer leaves when they are about 4 inches tall.

3. Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is one of the tastiest leafy greens in the world. This vitamin-rich vegetable has plenty of health benefits to offer. Also, it's absolutely easy to grow them in your vertical garden. They take about 7-21 days to sprout and mature in 32-59 days. Like the other two products mentioned above, Swiss chards also thrive in cooler climates, within the temperature range of 60-70°F.

Check the roots of the plant and trim away any discolored (brown) roots. You can harvest Swiss chard leaves young or after they reach maturity. Young leaves that are under 4 inches in length can be used for fresh salads. Mature leaves are larger and have tougher stems, which can be chopped and sauteed for consumption. You can snip the leaves approximately 2 inches above the crowns to encourage new growth.

How Can Gardyn Improve Your Gardening Experience?

Gardyn has a series of vertical garden options for homes. These modern, sleek, and stylish vertical gardens occupy very little space. At the same time, the Hybriponics™ technology allows for high-density vertical growth. You can grow up to 30 large plants in 2 sq. ft., which makes these towers ideal for compact apartments, office spaces, city lofts, or other indoor settings. You can grow kale, bok choy, Swiss chards, and plenty of other vegetables, fruits, flowers, and more using Gardyn's hydroponic tower.

Start Your Journey Towards Sustainability

Growing vegetables and leafy greens in your own garden is one way to ensure that they are always fresh. Also, it helps reduce your carbon footprint as you no longer depend on commercially grown products. Now that there is an option to grow such plants in your indoor garden, you can start transitioning to a sustainable lifestyle.