Tag Archives: non-circulation hydroponics

Kratky method update: tomatoes have survived their first disease (at least for now)

Just returned to base after several weeks of absence and checked my Kratky inspired non-circulating tomato system. The first photo on the right shows how the system looked before I left. There were several legitimate reasons to be worried. A … Continue reading

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Keeping it simple: Salad grown using non-circulation hydroponics (aka the Kratky method)

I used to think that hydroponics needs a lot of hardware, such as tubes, air-stones, multiple containers, and the like, and of course electricity to power the pumps moving water or air or both. To my delight, it turns none … Continue reading

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Thai basilic thrives in a non-circulation hydroponic set-up, shown side-by-side with a soil-grown specimen

This side-by-side comparison of a soil-grown and hydroponically grown basil isn’t meant to be a proof that hydroponics always gives better results than growing in soil. The pot with the soil-grown plant (the one on the right) is simply too … Continue reading

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Small-scale Kratky Method Test

As an experiment, I placed a few Thai basil cuttings into a small bottle filled with tap water. Once first roots appeared a few weeks later, I moved one of the cuttings into a simple non-circulation hydroponic set-up: The plant … Continue reading

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From soil gardening to non-circulation hydroponics

Let me say right from the start that I have nothing against growing plants plants the good-old time-tested way – in simple pots filled with good quality soil. As a matter of fact, most plants that I grow outside, on … Continue reading

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