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Old 28-08-2016, 12:42   #16
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So the Kratky method preserves water. And the oxygen around the roots is efficient in nurturing the plants. Could it work in a tube. Pvc pipe?
Yes it uses much less water but the biggest benefit is its set it and forget it. also you can grow very big plants in very small areas. If the PVC is big enough to hold a gallon or two and wide enough so the roots don't get too long , it would work but makes more sense to use a food grade bucket.
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Old 28-08-2016, 13:55   #17
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about $2.50 a 1.25 gal bucket with lid
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B014I5HYJM?vs=1
Perfect for a single lettuce plant
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Old 28-08-2016, 19:02   #18
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For those of you that don't have access to watching videos this is a 5 week old Lettuce grown in a 1-gallon container with the kratky method
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Old 28-08-2016, 19:52   #19
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Thanks for explaining that Sparrow. I'm going to be exploring my growing options in this tubular environment.
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Old 28-08-2016, 21:20   #20
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Well here's a video you might be interested in but instead of using PVC tubes they're using PVC that's made to cover fence posts, much cheaper and it gives you a flat top and they're using the kratky system https://youtu.be/WdMW7VYRHAw
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Old 29-08-2016, 11:34   #21
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Re: Going Green Garden Club

I'm going to use only food grade Plastics in my systems but the choice is yours.
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Re: Going Green Garden Club

For more detailed information on safe plastics for food and drink.
http://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/...ood-and-drink/
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And if you prefer growing in dirt there's a way to do it.
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Old 30-08-2016, 10:53   #24
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Man he explained the kratky method well. Thanks for all this info.
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glad to help check out the thread growing veggies and herbs aboard...
These were grown in dirt with a water reservoir. In October I'm going to have some serious kratky...
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Re: Going Green Garden Club

Yet another video on the kratky system. I've had basically three problems 1)bugs 2)heat 3) consistent watering. this seems to solve all 3. obviously done on a smaller scale on a boat. https://youtu.be/6HOhqKsYiJs
And one of my biggest mistakes has been trying to grow too many plants in too small of an area.
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Aaand another video. He Rambles on at first but has very good info. ( in case you haven't guessed it's about the kratky system)
https://youtu.be/pi55vvq4Dws
The best part of this video to me is the explanation of why to just add fresh water(if needed) when you're at the end of the cycle with salad. lettuce.
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Okay I'm waiting for a troll, Bring It On! I can smell your feet. For the rest check out this video, no excuse to not growing plants aboard. https://youtu.be/e-4H7xPvbrc
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Another overlooked plant is lamb's quarter also known as wild spinach. https://youtu.be/ybeOtjdl4DU
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Sea purslane. This is a good channel for all sorts of wild edibles. https://youtu.be/-VIzM4p7qXc
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