Added by on 2016-01-12

I started this hydroponic rail system about 30 days ago, having absolutely zero experience in hydroponic growing. Thru a few basic steps, I was able to grow some perfect hydroponic lettuce. If I could grow lettuce that looks and tastes this good, then you can do it too. It really is that easy. Note: Some people suggest changing the reservoir every 2 weeks or so. In this situation I did not. However, I would not recommend going beyond the time needed to complete the growth of the lettuce. Before starting a new crop, the reservoir SHOULD be emptied, cleaned, and refilled with fresh nutrients and water. The variety of lettuce is Adriana. It is a heat tolerant butterhead lettuce that I purchased from Johnny’s Seeds. The nutrient mix is a combination of a water soluble 4-18-38, calcium nitrate, and Epsom salt that I mixed at a 2-2-1 ratio, with approximately 8 grams of 4-18-38, 8 grams of calcium nitrate, and 4 grams of Epsom salt per 5 gallons of water. Here is a video explaining how I mix the fertilizer and where to buy it : http://youtu.be/vYv9iu2NI3M Learn how to grow wheatgrass using our hydroponic, organic wheatgrass growing kit. http://www.wheatgrasskits.com Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHow to Make a Mini Kratky Hydroponic System for LettuceGrowing Vegetables indoor – Hydroponic LettuceNever Buy Lettuce Again – The Indoor Soil-less Lettuce Grow System, DIY Clean & Easy! 4KFollowup – Hydroponic Rail System for Growing LettuceAquaponics Rocks ( Growing Medium ) Wash Install Plant – $40 Aquaponics – Barrelponics Made EasyEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow Food

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39 Comments

  • Michael Goodman 1 year ago

    What are you measuring with the PPM? What nutrient? Or conductivity??

  • HappyJackSlade 1 year ago

    great video! keep up the good work brother?

  • moonblink 1 year ago

    Good job man. Those lettuce and tomatos look great!?

  • Dustin Dobransky 1 year ago

    Great tutorial you have here, thanks! I do have a couple questions though — is there a chance the PVC post jackets, or the water reservoir, would leech any chemicals into the water? And if so, would the plants absorb them??

  • dawn woodward 1 year ago

    this is a great video! thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience!?

  • Jeff Davies 1 year ago

    I love your videos. What I love best about this video is the tip on drilling the holes with the hole saw. Using it in reverse makes total sense. I've had my drill jump out of my hands on more than one occasion and the resulting holes are terrible. Thanks for this great tip.?

  • Chicken Friedfish 1 year ago

    I have a dumb question. I want to build a hydroponic lettuce get-up like yours under my porch in the backyard, but the area that I want to set it in does NOT get any direct sun and is ALWAYS SHADED. Will my lettuce grow in this area??

  • Glen XD 1 year ago

    I'm a Meatatarian, and I find this offensive.?

  • 007mmaelite 1 year ago

    Hi, you encourage me to go try a small hydroponics of my own with your videos. I salute you. thanks and keep them videos coming..?

  • Oy John 1 year ago

    Thanks mate I enjoyed ya clip?

  • Organix Girl 1 year ago

    so what was the cost for the whole setup including when the lettuce was done(maintenance).?

  • An R 1 year ago

    is you rail level? or do you have one side slightly higher than the other??

  • John R 1 year ago

    I have watched many of your videos, but I have never heard you talk of the water temp in a Kracky grow bed. What is the best temp??

  • Rick Marshall 1 year ago

    Great video. Thanks for all the wonderful information?

  • JacobsOompa 1 year ago

    FANTASTIC…WOOF…….wow that sandwich looked "DELISH" aye buddy? LOL…..best lookin' lettuce I have seen. I wished I could have a simple TOWER type for my apartment Big Window. I can open the blinds, but I live in Florida and get lots of Sunny days.not too direct tho.?

  • Jagjit Swain 1 year ago

    What did u make the rail from, can u give the name and detail..?

  • thesupermom1975 1 year ago

    How do you start your lettuce seeds?

  • 2855samantha 1 year ago

    can you please tell me the type of seeds are this lettuce you are working on please?

  • Adekunle Funso 1 year ago

    please what is a nutrient mix??

  • Andy Dunnock 1 year ago

    I love your channel, you're so laid back. It's like Mitch Hedberg is explaining it to me – and that can only be a good thing.?

  • Sam Martin 1 year ago

    This video was made years ago. Now they make the so-called growing medium out of a very fragile material that's like a paper towel when it's wet. When its fresh and new straight out of the box it sort of has a little body. But as soon as it gets wet or contacts water it becomes very mushy. So pour your water in the tray first before you place their growing medium in or else the force of the running water will break it up into bits. ?

  • OtterWater528 1 year ago

    I plan on using cloth to keep the roots moist instead of paper towels.

  • Rozan Dezi 1 year ago

    Thanks for Sharing!?

  • LIVING GOD 1 year ago

    i am looking for more natural ways rather than packets.?

  • robby60259 1 year ago

    Hey, Let everyone know you can probably get a few grows on the coco mats.?

  • Chaz Chez 1 year ago

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  • swinderby 1 year ago

    He makes it all seem so complicated.?

  • Lim Vapo 1 year ago

    The issue with hydroponics is you have to purchase "plant food" or nutrition and supplements that are costly.?

  • A.McK 1 year ago

    Two questions:
    Why is wheatgrass-growing with soil to prefer?
    Is that azomite also available in Europe?
    Greetings from Germany….

  • Marwan Zorkani 1 year ago

    that is not hydroponically growen?

  • Dorimant Heathen 1 year ago

    "This GUY"…?

  • mtothem1337 1 year ago

    Why are you using a cocunut mat? they can grow just fine on their own, their rootmass will create a natural mat for them.?

  • Ms. Alex 1 year ago

    Bag it tight though?

  • Ms. Alex 1 year ago

    Once it's ready for cutting, you can cut the whole crop off and refrigerate any unused portions for up to 10 days.?

  • OrganicWheatGreens 1 year ago

    Hi @Norly! To answer your question is …you can regenerate as many times as you'd like…but as I tell all of my customers and on my companies website, you only want to regenerate it one time, because it will start to deminish in potency, hope that helped! :)?

  • Norly RamsAry 1 year ago

    Hi… do you know how many times can i regrow the wheatgrass??

  • donald carnley 1 year ago

    very imformative and practical.?

  • Sitriya Melchizedek 1 year ago

    do you send the kits to Germany? How much is the postage??

  • Tanya Clothier 1 year ago

    Thank you for the movie.
    I have just built my own aquaponics system. That it was simple, easy and it looks and features like the system which cost thousands more, by following this guide
    help1.info/aquaponics-guide