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Kratky Hydroponics

Article By: Nurul Azis Category: Hydroponic Gardening



Kratky Hydroponics

Kratky Hydroponics

Kratky Hydroponics – The very name of this method is derived from the work of Dr. Bernard Kratky, in which he experimented on comparing three non-circulating hydroponics methods for growing lettuce. This method is also known as “hands off” growing technique, because you can simply grow hydroponically without electricity, pumps, or wick of any kind.



In other common hydroponics methods – growing plants without soil – usually you will find a lot of moving parts, such as pumps, wicks, airstones, and of course the electricity to power them all. They are the typical and unique nature of hydroponic gardening. However you can make it simpler by applying Kratky method.

In a traditional deep water culture setup, you typically have your plant in a net pot with growing medium and you place it in a reservoir.  Nutrient solution is filled into the reservoir up to a certain point, which surely not touching the net pot. The airstone will create bubbles that pop at the surface of the water, hitting your growing media and feeding your plant’s young root system.

As for the Kratky method, you actually fill your reservoir with properly conditioned water that covers the bottom third of the net pot with water. The reason is because without an airstone, your plants will need water at the start of their live, hence this technique assures they will never dry out due to the young growing media is persistently wet. Because you are not refilling your reservoir, your plants will keep using up water and exposing more and more of their root systems to the air, which will ensure your plants get enough oxygen to survive and flourish.

To put Kratky Hydroponics simply, the roots of a seedling sticks downward into the water, but the water line is lower, allowing for a narrow air space between the bottom of the plant and the reservoir of nutrient enriched water. This space allows for part of the root system to “breath” oxygen while developing and reaching down into the nutrient solution.

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