Added by on 2018-01-09

This is a fun one for you all. If you use a LOT of basil in the kitchen like I do, using the method I outline in this video is an easy way to harvest basil forever and ever off of ONE initial mother plant! The method is known as the Kratky method of hydroponics, where you use NO electrical parts, no pumps, no airstones. All you do is place a rooted cutting or seedling into a reservoir and let it drink down the water and use up nutrients. When there’s no water left, you simply harvest the remaining leaves on a plant and move on to the next one! If you want to create an endless basil supple, all you need to do is stagger your cuttings so you have: – 1 basil plant rooting – 1 basil plant in mild growth – 1 basil plant in aggressive vegetative growth – 1 basil plant at the end of it’s life cycle As long as you keep ~4 plants going at a time in different stages of the growth cycle, you’ll NEVER run out of basil. For more about the Kratky method: → Materials: – Ball Wide Mouth Mason Jars: – Take Root Rooting Hormone: – General Hydroponics Nutrients: – 3″ Net Pots: Join our worldwide gardening community: → Gardening Equipment I Use: → Basic hydroponic nutrients: → Simple pH testing kit: → Fancy pH testing pen: More reviews of my favorite gardening products: → Epic Gardening on Social Media: → Instagram: → Pinterest: → Facebook: → Twitter: Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGrow Infinite Basil Plants for using Hydroponics or the Kratky Method#4 Hydroponic Gardening – Grow Organic Plants Fast / Basil HydroponicNFT Hydroponics Basil […]

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  • John's Green Thumb 10 months ago

    Nice video! I have a mason far garden too. You can check it out at John's Green Thumb

  • Bencoz aka Kamagore 10 months ago

    Epic intro ! Good job

  • Caroline Honse 10 months ago

    Great video! I'm hooked. 🙂 I love the idea of not wrapping the jars. It seems to me, a newbie at hydroponics, that if you are doing short time plants like lettuce and such, (20-40 days), you don't need the wrapping. Now I'm off to check out your other videos. Thanks.

  • Evie Hammond 10 months ago

    ThIs is great if you already know this information. Useless otherwise. Are these materials food-safe?

  • swabby usn 10 months ago

    What is the name of the "Dirt:….and What was the "Juice" added to the water?

  • Swis ArmyFist 10 months ago

    How vigorous does this grow? You can't claim its unlimited basil if your just sustaining life with no growth. I need to see your results or it never happened. What am I to expect from this and at what rate? I understand the concept but you don't really elaborate that as your basil develops more terminal branches, you have to clone it. So as you consume a plant, you would also root a clone from the very plant. But you can't keep cloning a cloning.

  • Андрей Кужилин 10 months ago

    why don't you protect the roots from light? unless a transparent container does not form algae?

  • 66blacksunshine 10 months ago

    Thanks for.spendimg your time to make.the vids. Thumbs up.

  • Kathy McPherson 10 months ago

    Nice job! Do you have a video that explains your lighting systems? I would like to try these different methods of growing but I'm kinda concerned about the electric bill….

  • Guillermo Orellana 10 months ago

    how long the plants live in this container?

  • Mark Neff 10 months ago

    That was a excellent video. I'm the one that commented on one of your last video about covering your container. You hit all base's this time. Excellent for the beginners. Lookin forward for next video. One thing you didn't mention is that some do the wicky kraky method with the wick in the water to the net cup. Wich doesn't matter to me.

  • Revati Shelat 10 months ago

    I love all the hydroponics videos! But I was wondering if you had any tips for non-hydroponic growers. For example, letting basil cuttings root and then planting them in soil? For now, I can’t exactly start a hydroponics system so I’d love to see a basil video for kitchen/raised bed gardening. Thanks :)(Love your channel!)

  • Sjan Rodriguez 10 months ago

    Can we do this with Geraniums & Trailing geraniums too?

  • ZPD Survival 10 months ago

    I have the mother plant. Thanks for the Video.