Hydroponics is the up and coming science of growing indoor plants especially for fruits and vegetables. With great advantages such as need of much lesser space, no need of soil, higher growth rate and commercial viability, hydroponics is looked upon as a major make-shift in the indoor gardening type of agriculture.
Though it is still in its research stage, hydroponic growers across the globe have successfully grown many vegetable and fruit bearing plants. Hydrophilic plants are best choice because they grow well in water media. Melons-both water melons and musk melons grow very well in hydroponic conditions. That is because both these are water loving plants and they virtually thrive for watery culture medium. Another commercial success in hydroponic farming is tomatoes. It is found that hydroponically grown tomatoes have better color, taste and are juicier than the counterparts grown in soil media. Many types of berries like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are also few of the plants that are best suited for hydroponic growing.
Varieties of grapes like table grapes and wine grapes are also proven to grow extremely well indoors with hydroponic techniques. Although larger trees are not yet successfully grown hydroponically, dwarf trees like banana and lemon do show positive growth indoors.
Given the extensive research that is going on in the field of general hydroponics, scientists will sure find ways to cultivate more and more plants hydroponically. Till then growers are urged to grow above mentioned plants for commercial purpose as they are best suited for hydroponic growing.