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Krakty Method of Hydroponic experiment

 
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I read about this Krakty Method of hydroponics that's just too simple not to try.

My biggest question to date is where to find the 'correct' nutrient levels by plant (i.e. Herb or veggie)?

I found a site that gives ppm level by 'N' (nitrogen I figure),but not for any other...

You folks have one you can recommend to me?
 
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results of bing search, lots of sites

since this is a passive system the less you use nutrients, the easier it will be to get regulated by doing very small incremental bump ups and do keep very good records of every thing you do.
 
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Is there a hydroponic thread here? I've yet to find it..

For nutrients, do you folks have a site you work with?

I can work with a 'cut-down', yet need a base to work from.
 
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The Krakty Method seems like it would be very suitable for developing organic hydroponic formulas.  I would learn about making compost teas and try growing in various diluted brews.  Any store bought nutes will probably grow the plants just fine at 1/4 strength.
 
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Rj Howell wrote:Is there a hydroponic thread here? I've yet to find it..



There is not a hydroponics forum here on permies. Hydroponics does not really fit into permaculture and here's why. It's unsustainable, requires purchased inputs, and is dependent on a caretaker to function. Hydroponic systems are primarily made from plastics, which come from petroleum. They require special nutrient solutions that have elements already in an ionic state, ready for uptake by a plants roots. These nutrient solutions require energy to manufacture and are expensive compared to the elements found in soil or from compost made from materials found in an average yard, both free. If a hydroponic system caretaker dies, the system will fail, whereas a foodforest will go on growing and providing food long after the individual who nurtured it expires.
 
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This is something I did years ago, maybe before the name hydroponic was familiar.  If it was hydroponic I did not know that was what I was doing.  I have been wanting to try it again ... sometime.

The Kratky Method is a hydroponic growing technique developed by B.A. Kratky at the University of Hawaii. This method is unlike other hydroponic techniques



This might be of interest:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Jar-Kratky-Hydroponics/


 
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Anne Miller wrote:This is something I did years ago, maybe before the name hydroponic was familiar.  If it was hydroponic I did not know that was what I was doing.  I have been wanting to try it again ... sometime.

The Kratky Method is a hydroponic growing technique developed by B.A. Kratky at the University of Hawaii. This method is unlike other hydroponic techniques



This might be of interest:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Jar-Kratky-Hydroponics/




The Krakty is a start of what I'm thinking of moving towards. A passive system that needs little attention and produces. To be honest, I'm thinking hybrid. I'll post more as I proceed if there's interest.
 
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i had a hydroponics phase and yes it is wasteful
organic soil is my preference now
if you insist on going hydro
I C there is another MAG which has a thread on
FERMENTED PLANT EXTRACTS

where you will find charts which give the npk for many plant matter sources
also good info on making fpe
 
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https://www.pinterest.com/mart85yahoocom/kratky/?eq=kratky&etslf=5486

I have collected several videos about this and I have a group on MeWe for this.

https://mewe.com/join/kratky_growing_experiments_hydroponics










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