Added by on 2018-01-23

This video discusses growing peppers and tomatoes by a suspended pot, non-circulating hydroponic method (commonly referred to as the Kratky Method) which does not require electrical power and pumps. Here are some relevant articles; Non-circulating hydroponic methods for growing tomatoes. https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/hawaii/downloads/Non-Circulating_Hydroponic_methods_for_growing_tomatoes.pdf Observations on a Non-circulating hydroponic system for tomato production. https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/hawaii/downloads/Observations%20on%20a%20Noncirculating%20Hydroponic%20System%20for%20Tomato%20Production.pdf A suspended pot, non-circulating hydroponic method. https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/hawaii/downloads/A_Suspended_Pot_Non-circulating_Hydroponic_Method.pdf Related PostsGrowing Watercress by a Suspended Pot, Non circulating Hydroponic MethodKratky method hydroponic herbs — Growing without power or soilHydroponics Homemade Growing System | Kratky Method | Chocolate Bhutlah | Nutrient Test |Hydroponics Homemade Growing System | Kratky Method | Chocolate Bhutlah | Nutrient Test | #4Winter Greenhouse: Growing Tomatoes & Peppers in Tight QuartersKratky Method-DWC-Compost Tea Hydroponics #2 Hydroponic Tomatoes

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18 Comments

  • President Dotard 8 months ago

    ✌️Everyone, don’t bother watch this video. Hydroponic kratky method is supposed to be super easy, not all these complicated things. If you need better advice, check out other videos.

  • Devin Melanson 8 months ago

    Another great video… thanks for sharing and leading the charge!

    You mentioned the nutrient strength method could be improved, however I think the buffer of old solution in each growing tray helps average things out. After mixing in the replacement nutrient in the supply reservoir, I think the reading above 2.0 isn't an issue. The stronger solution would be diluted once it trickled down to each growing tray, as the solution in each tray is probably closer to the initial 0.95 you measured?

    The only way to be hyper-accurate would be to either completely purge & refill, or close the loop by recirculating… and both methods add complexity. I like the simple solutions. 🙂

    Thanks again!

  • Mark Gailmor 8 months ago

    hydroponic humor. ha ha. root angioplasty. love it!

  • Mark Gailmor 8 months ago

    Is there an easier way to do this for those of us with limited space? I live in a condo so cement blocks won't work for me.

  • Amber Ridgdill 8 months ago

    I have a question that I hope you can answer: Can a plant grow indefinitely like this? Or will it eventually stop producing and/or die? I've been learning all I can about this method to try and grow food for my family. The plants would be indoors, so growing indefinitely would be ideal. If not, then oh well. It's unavoidable 🙂

  • Bruno Cardoso 8 months ago

    Aloha

  • Tom Palissade 8 months ago

    Thank you for your help mister Kratky

  • Pramod Mani 8 months ago

    Amazing video Dr.Kratky! I was wondering while using an float valve system, the nutrient level in the container will remain constant. But, what about the pH level and TDS level inside the container? Will it remain constant? Also, will this method require replacing the nutrient solution from the container from time to time?

    Looking forward for many such inspirational videos. Thank you!

  • Gate Tres 8 months ago

    Wow , so glad i found this site of Hawaii .. real innovative way of future Agriculture will def.changed .. Great Experiment for public around the world l. Thank you again

  • Mayank Bhatia 8 months ago

    Thanks Dr Kratky! Your video inspires me to ditch the soil and go Kratky! Thanks and Shout out to Jeb Gardener for pointing us to Dr Kratky.

  • Rev John O'Toole 8 months ago

    a large pond/swamp is across the street from me. do I need to be concerned about mosquito growth in my bins, or can I use the dunk tablets in the water?
    thanks

  • Brando Martin 8 months ago

    Wow really informational video wish I could attend some of your classes

  • Dr Krathy thanks for the great video. Most interesting. I will try to make your self watering system. Would make things a lot easier.
    I would just like to say thank you for your work. Thanks to you and a few others I am growing loads of peppers using your method, producing lots of peppers and having loads of fun. Thanks

  • Robert L 8 months ago

    An honor to finally find you Dr. Kratky! Hope to see a lot more outstanding and priceless videos from you.
    By the way, thanks to Jeb Gardener and Matt Garver for their videos to know and reach Dr. Kratky.

  • Mike Camaro 8 months ago

    Thank you for the extremely valuable information. There is soo much potential for these systems.

  • Anton Panteleev 8 months ago

    thank you Dr. Kratky! will try it this winter. Can you please advise papers to read to learn more about oxygen intake with this method, as water level seems to stay on the same level. I understand mesh is essential to stimulate air root growth. thank you

  • Matt Garver 8 months ago

    Thank you for posting this video.  You have done an excellent job of describing and showing the process that you use in your personal greenhouse!  I like how you have built this simple system for growing all kinds of crops without electricity for pumps or aeration.  I am using both your float valve system, and also your fill-and-forget system from the university cucumber grow in a 32 gallon trash can.  Both methods work wonderfully, and I am most appreciative of your knowledge sharing.  Thanks!

  • Khang Starr 8 months ago

    Beautiful peppers! Great video, I really enjoyed it.