Swiss chard seems to do very well in the Bucket Hydroponics system. This variety of chard is characterized by beautiful pink stalks.
May 28, 2016 = Day 0. Plants started from seed (Baker Creek). Seeds sowed in 1.5-inch rockwool cube in 2-inch net-pot. Moistened with Seedling Blend, a dilute blend of fertilizers. N-P-K (in ppm): 22-12-13.
May 30 = Day 2. Plant germinated, placed directly under a fluorescent light (2 ft. T8 bulb, 17W, 6500k) for 16 hours per day.
Jun 15 = Day 18. Installed plant into a 2-gallon bucket using Jungle Juice Blend, a regular-strength fertilizer blend. N-P-K (in ppm): 113-35-122. Plant moved to indoor grow room, receiving 9 hours LED grow light per day.
Aug 4 = Day 68. Container was almost empty, so I added 0.75 gallon of fresh fluid, this time using the MasterBlend-based Regular-Strength Blend. N-P-K (in ppm): 103-41-168.
Aug 13 = Day 77. Harvested entire plant. Total fluid used = 2.5 gallons.