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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 : Learn how to grow wheatgrass using our hydroponic, organic wheatgrass growing kit. 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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  • Michael Goodman 2 years ago

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

  • HappyJackSlade 2 years ago

    great video! keep up the good work brother?

  • moonblink 2 years ago

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

  • Dustin Dobransky 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

  • Jeff Davies 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

  • 007mmaelite 2 years 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 2 years ago

    Thanks mate I enjoyed ya clip?

  • Organix Girl 2 years ago

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

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

  • John R 2 years 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 2 years ago

    Great video. Thanks for all the wonderful information?

  • JacobsOompa 2 years ago

    FANTASTIC…WOOF…….wow that sandwich looked "DELISH" aye buddy? LOL… 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 2 years ago

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

  • thesupermom1975 2 years ago

    How do you start your lettuce seeds?

  • 2855samantha 2 years ago

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

  • Adekunle Funso 2 years ago

    please what is a nutrient mix??

  • Andy Dunnock 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

  • Rozan Dezi 2 years ago

    Thanks for Sharing!?

  • LIVING GOD 2 years ago

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

  • robby60259 2 years ago

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

  • Chaz Chez 2 years ago


  • swinderby 2 years ago

    He makes it all seem so complicated.?

  • Lim Vapo 2 years ago

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

  • A.McK 2 years ago

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

  • Marwan Zorkani 2 years ago

    that is not hydroponically growen?

  • Dorimant Heathen 2 years ago

    "This GUY"…?

  • mtothem1337 2 years 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 2 years ago

    Bag it tight though?

  • Ms. Alex 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

  • donald carnley 2 years ago

    very imformative and practical.?

  • Sitriya Melchizedek 2 years ago

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

  • Tanya Clothier 2 years 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