This the First Hydroponic commercial pilot project in India as per my knowledge
Hydroponics ( Name comes from the Greek words hydro, water and ponos, labor) is a method of growing plants soi . Terrestrial plants may be grown with their in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as gravel, mineral wool, or coconut husk.
I have selected to grow hydroponic lettuce in Nimai Garden, Electronic city,Bangalore ,India
The Four common lettuces are
1) Leaf Lettuce
The leaf lettuce comes in many colors, from emerald green to dark maroon. Textures range from rounded edges to frills and ruffles.
2) Romaine lettuce
This lettuce is pack with nutrients. The romaine lettuce is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene which make it a heart-healthy green. The vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and fiber found in romaine lettuce are good for many common health problems.
3) Butter-head lettuce
This lettuce is a good source of vitamins, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and iron, mostly used in salads
4) Crisp-head or green ice lettuce
The iceberg head lettuce is the most common lettuce in India .
Batavia Lettuce is classed variously as a loose-leaf lettuce, or semi-heading lettuce.
I have used float bed bed or water culture to grow hydroponic lettuce
looks very healthy
Germination success rate was 95 %
Ready for Transplantation after 15 days
Transplanted in Styrofoam floating on nutrient tank
Healthy roots seen
With proper root aeration expect good result
Drinks more water than expected with proper PH balance of nutrient
Roots are Health ( white ), means health plant
Matured with in 25 days from transplantation day
Shipping to consumer