Top 10 lettuces to grow on the Tower Garden

Top 10 lettuces to grow on the Tower Garden

Every kind of lettuce will grow well, fast, and give generous crop yields when using Tower Garden technology (whether referring to Tower Garden HOME, Tower Garden FLEX, or the commercial aeroponic towers used in a Tower Farm).

When it comes to leafy greens, Tower Garden technology is second to none. From increased crop yields to a superior nutrient density, and from higher levels of antioxidants and flavonoids to increased shelf life, growing lettuces on a Tower Garden will produce exceptional results.

When considering growing lettuces on a Tower Garden, the choice of varieties can be based on commercial value considerations or personal tastes if we are talking about Tower Garden HOME.

However, please note that many lettuce varieties will grow as loose leaves rather than forming a compact head. In the case of romaine lettuce, some varieties will grow as loose leaves while others will form a ‘commercially correct’ head.

Considering the quick turnaround (from seeds to seedlings, and from seedlings to harvest), it is recommendable to test growing a wide array of lettuces based on seed availability to define your favorite crops.

Growing lettuce also involves a weather consideration when using your Tower Garden outdoors… For example, red leaves like cooler weather.

Lettuce is typically a cool-season plant which does best in the spring and in the fall (such consideration is irrelevant if using the Tower Garden HOME with its LED light kit which allows to grow crops 12 months out of the year regardless of climate).

Our favorite lettuces to grow are as follows:
• Romaine Lettuce
• Little Gem
• Oak Leaf Lettuce
• Bibb Lettuce
• Frisee Lettuce
• Lolla Lettuce
• Loose Leaf Lettuce
• Butterhead
• Crisphead Lettuce
• Arugula*


*We do realize that technically, arugula is not lettuce because it belongs to the brassica family. However, since almost everyone uses arugula in salads as lettuce produce, we mentioned arugula in this list.

We strongly advise growing lettuce of all kinds on a Tower Garden.

Whether considered an aeroponic tower by some or as a hydroponic tower by others, regardless of terminology, Tower Garden technology is in a class of its own when growing leafy greens.

Source and Photo Courtesy of Agrotonomy

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