Added by on 2016-05-06

Growing plants hydroponically certainly has its benefits. Crops tend to have less pest problems and have lower maintenance since there is no weeding or watering. Traditional hydroponic set ups are complicated, take up a lot of space, use many expensive specialty parts, take many hours to construct and are usually very expensive. Micro Hydroponics is none of that! Its simple to put together, easy to maintain, inexpensive and its very space efficient! Its even Off grid! This method was adapted from the Kratky method of growing hydroponics in a static nutrient solution. Using the glass wide mouth quart canning jars with 3″ net post and rockwool cubes has come from my experimenting and is what differs my method from his. Resources: Rockwool Cubes: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087SJ3U0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_4&smid=A27K4A1IJ6225M 3 Inch Net Pots: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J414CRI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=A1WEDPZ9TYPWED Nutrient Solution Powder: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FCAPN8C?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_2&smid=A1RVE910TPDB5M Feel free to embed and link these videos on your blog or website, when you do please credit frugalgreengirl. Thank You. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGrowing Greens Indoors During Winter, including Sprouting SeedsEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodHow to Set Up NFT Systems with the GT205i | Greens Hydroponics TutorialHow to start growing hydroponics from seeds with rockwool cubesOrganic Indoor Hydroponic Lettuce, Micro Greenhouse and a RadishMason jar hydroponics/Grow leafy greens

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19 Comments

  • Mark Harding 1 year ago

    I have been using the smaller net cups for lettuce but I wanted to use a 3" cup for kohlrabi. I was waiting for you to drop that three inch cup into that mason jar and when it fit I thought "yeah, that's it!!" Thanks

  • Narise Connor 1 year ago

    I love your set up! I've been growing lettuce like this in my college dorm room for a while now, but I've been just sort of hacking together systems with odds and ends from the recycle bins. I'm definitely thinking of going with this in the future!
    Also, I think these jars could make great gifts since they take so little upkeep.

  • miamisweets 1 year ago

    This is great, and you're a great teacher! subbed, can't wait to watch more of your videos :)!

  • Jasmine w 1 year ago

    do you have a list of materials that I would need to make this?

  • Donna Couture 1 year ago

    Awesome idea … I have plenty of mason jars and this is a very cost effective way to grow lettuce indoors. Thank you for posting this video!

  • melissa Alder 1 year ago

    could I do this system with fresh herbs?

  • mrjcdc241 1 year ago

    Is the nutrient solution organic?

  • Akylina Lee 1 year ago

    Hi, thanks for taking your time to show us the hydro method, awesome. You had said 1/4 tsp of solution per quart jar, correct? Is that a 1/4 tsp of A and B? Or a combination of A & B at 1/4 tsp? Sorry for being stupid here, but I ordered on Amazon the items you suggested and it came in two bags one marked A the other B it said to mix by the 5 gallon bucket method. I re-watched your video and if I understand correctly I can use a 1/4 tsp of the solution per quart of water.

  • Maggi Gs 1 year ago

    just found your site. this is exactly what I have been looking for. thank you so much for the great – and easy – info. I paused the vid and went to amazon to order everything I need to get started.

  • iowa organic 1 year ago

    its nearly impossible to grow hydro with organic ferts like fish etc. they need specialized hydro ferts :} we use kratky for basil it works easy as lettuce

  • Jeb Gardener 1 year ago

    Hey that's cool using a quart jar for it. I've done it in a plastic milk jug (covered in foil), but now I use storage totes to make better use of the space. Always nice to see someone using the Kratky method successfully.

  • noel leonard 1 year ago

    I use those protein containers with a 2" net cup, they are about 3/4 gallon, can usually go almost a month before having to add water, and I got 10 heads in a 27 gallon tote that I probably won't have to ever add water. I don't harvest the whole heads of lettuce I cut them back and let them grow back.

  • Lisa Narinian 1 year ago

    this was the BEST! you have covered all the bases and i thank you for your research and for sharing :)

  • Beverly Pous 1 year ago

    Thanks for the great video! Could you please do an update on the lettuce and how they are doing? Are there other vegetables that can grow hydroponically? Also, the green paper covered canning jars looked like they were small mouthed canning jars, what size net pots were used and would it be better?

  • Delores Diakite 1 year ago

    I'd like to know, what can't you grow with this method?

  • C. Brion Kidder 1 year ago

    great vid, very helpful

  • BangTango 1 year ago

    I just shared your video, I find it good and it shows that you can grow in a smaller size than me. I am trying to spread the magic of hydroponics so thanks for the video :D

  • Stacey Fearnley 1 year ago

    Love it!! Thanks for the info. You are super cute and can explain things perfectly. I am going to try it.