Different treatments for different plants. Some prefer mud-bath (soil media); others like spa-bath (hydroponic)!
My plants... hmm, still experimenting to determine who prefers what...
Pakchoy (KY-early from Known-you) grows faster and taller in my hydroponic boxes.
These are the happiest sweet basils I'd ever grown! ...in hydroponic too.
Silverbeet Bright Lights (from Mcgregor, NZ) is a variety that i had not been able to grow beyond the seedling-stage in the past. Note : in soil media.
Yet they look healthy enough in hydroponic, and should grow to maturity ;)