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#1 dragonsfire

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 11:46 AM

Thought it best to start a separate thread for this.

 

Kratky, what is it..

https://university.u...e-kratky-method

 

What got me going is this guys channel, funny guy and fun to watch.

https://www.youtube....3ewwfYMNo_KnU0A

 

So here is my attempt. I mixed up some water with nuits by Future harvest three bottle mix. Transplanted my Aje lemon and then Oregano cutting into some rockwool. You dont add water you just let it go till its low then fill partially, the roots need oxygen so you dont top up.

 

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 11:49 AM

Progress..

Look very good and they grew about 8mm a day. The Oregano cutting has worked well, new shoots coming up, did two and the other did not take so im guessing the cutting base stem was not good.

Gonna start some seeds and see how it goes from scratch.

 

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 12:21 PM

This will be fun to follow.
I also started some Kratky peppers this year. I started seedlings in coco peat / perlite mix and then switched a few over to Kratky. The growth has been noticeably faster in 1 week.
Good luck for the experiment

From what I have read, you way want to cover the glass (tinfoil / black paint / etc) to stop light getting in and allowing algae to grow on the roots

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 12:38 PM

From what I read if theirs sunlight then yes algae will grow, in grow lights its not an issue, will see.

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 12:50 PM

Algae will grow when provided with nutrients and light, any light

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 01:56 PM

Are those quart mason jars with 3 net pots?

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 03:07 PM

Are those quart mason jars with 3 net pots?

Yup :)



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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:01 PM

What are you growing the pitcher plant in, the one in the background of some of the pics?  Is that in Kratky too?


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:03 PM

From what I read if theirs sunlight then yes algae will grow, in grow lights its not an issue, will see.

Thanks!

 

In my experience, algae grows just fine under artificial lights. Now I cover any transparent Kratky containers with tinfoil for that reason. 



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Posted 05 October 2018 - 06:42 PM

What are you growing the pitcher plant in, the one in the background of some of the pics?  Is that in Kratky too?

No, its an old fashion chamber pot looking bowl , just water and aquarium rocks.



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Posted 05 October 2018 - 06:43 PM

 

In my experience, algae grows just fine under artificial lights. Now I cover any transparent Kratky containers with tinfoil for that reason. 

Ok Thanks, will watch out and make a sleave for them.



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Posted 06 October 2018 - 07:58 PM

This is of great interest to me! Every year I try to over-winter herbs like rosemary, sage & oregano and every year I end up buying new plants.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 10:36 AM

Oregano Update, also started some seeds destined for the Jar. Get a good start for next year.

 

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:55 AM

Update...

 

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:38 PM

Looking beast!



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:41 PM

Plants look healthy and root growth seems good too.
Have you been covering the glass jars with some sort of sleeve?

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:59 PM

not yet lol, haven't had the time to make any, on my list :)

One nice thing is that its almost a month and dont have to worry about watering.


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 11:44 AM

Update...

Allot of progress fro one month.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:21 PM

Your plants look great!



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Posted Yesterday, 07:25 PM

Thanks!






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