Added by on 2015-04-26

This year i’m growing strawberries in a larger DWC non circulating system. Part 1 for 2015. No Power or Pumps needed. Very easy DIY Hydroponic system. Video Rating: 5 / 5 Related Posts[Electro House] DJ Hydroponic X5 : Lets Get StartedTour of – Here We Grow – Hadley, MA Hydroponic Store (413) 584-FARMHow to grow hydroponic StrawberriesokieTV: DIY Hydroponic NFT PVC System – Greenhouse Everbearing StrawberriesPlain 2 Grow System The Best Passive Hydroponic Version 4 FINAL Upgrade! Let’s Grow!Pi Wall Vertical Hydroponic Grow System Living Walls

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12 Comments

  • Austin Family Gardening Channel 2 years ago

    Lets grow some hydroponic strawberries !?

  • C3 Voyage 2 years ago

    Love me some strawberries Larry. Very cool re-purposing the door as well.
    Looking forward to your grow brother. ?

  • Jim Conner 2 years ago

    Thanks Larry – I’m looking forward to seeing how these strawberries
    progress. I did have a little try at some Kratky strawberries on a
    windowsill last year before my greenhouse arrived, and although they
    started off well, after a month they started to look a bit sad. The
    nutrients I use don’t seem to stay in solution for more than a couple of
    weeks. My NFT strawberries this year seem to be off to a good start though.
    Cheers!!?

  • Brock Hughes 2 years ago

    Looks awesome bro wow! the roots sure seem funny with strawberries eh 🙂
    Thumbs up bro!?

  • Patrick Meehan 2 years ago

    Without doubt it’s s great way to start off strawberries. Good re-use of
    the door. Best wishes.?

  • Keyplayr61 Greenhouse Hydroponics And Gardens 2 years ago

    Gotta love the recycled door Kratky method ; )?

  • zilym 2 years ago

    I’m a big fan of having that 2 inch air gap between the water and the raft.
    When I did floating rafts (no air gap), water/moisture would always bubble
    up on top of my raft, making my berries get wet and rot before ripe enough
    to eat. I had to use little upside down net pots to hold my berries up
    above the raft so that they’d stay dry.

    Strawberry plants make a different type of root in water vs the air gap
    zone. Water roots are thin and don’t transplant to soil very well. The
    roots that grow in the air gap area get thick and I presume retain water
    better than those thin water roots. Plants that I had in an air gap pond
    transplanted to soil more successfully than the plants with water roots.

    In hot Arizona, the air gap zone allows water to evaporate off the surface,
    which helps remove heat and keeps the reservoir temperatures down. Too high
    reservoir temperature causes problems, as you well know.

    Nice to hear that you are going back to Seascape variety. I too have
    decided that Seascape’s seem like the best day neutral variety. Their
    berries are red all the way through the berry. I tried some “Sweet Anne”
    day neutrals, and they are okay, but the plant is not very heat tolerant,
    berries rot easily if wet, and the berries often leave a white shoulder
    that doesn’t ripen (very frustrating). Albion is okay, but berries are
    smaller/less productive than Seascape and usually not as tasty either.
    Seascape is the day neutral king for taste, productivity, and berry size.

    I tried “Mara Des Bois” and “Evie” (not “Evie 2”) everbearing varieties.
    Mara Des Bois likes to send out tons of runners, unlike day neutrals.
    Haven’t been able to produce a good quality Mara Des Bois berry to taste
    yet, since the plants are so busy runnering all the time. Evie seems like a
    good variety to me: deep red berries (all the way through) and the plants
    are more heat tolerant.?

  • pickerick1 2 years ago

    Awesome Larry, you got it going on my friend. Cant wait to see your berries
    grow.?

  • Bill Borne 2 years ago

    With the Great success you had growing strawberries with NTF, why switch to
    Kratky. The reason I ask is because I built a NTF modeled after the ones
    you built. ?

  • mediamaker2000 2 years ago

    This ought to be a very cool experiment Larry! You’re the hydroponic
    strawberry king! Always looking forward to see what’s next! I give this
    video a green everbearing thumbs up!?

  • FesterWerks 2 years ago

    Oh man, I can’t wait to see how this works out. I figure I’m biding my
    time, gathering research and one day BAM! I’ll have the most bad-ass hydro
    strawberry patch ever. If these to well, you should have a nice crop with
    little work. (And to be honest, I’m just too chicken and lazy to try it,
    the process just seems so odd… Not starting from a seed and all) Best of
    luck Larry! I’ll be watching the progress.?

  • Fuller Farm 2 years ago

    This looks like a really fun method to grow strawberries. Thanks for
    sharing.?