As it is a non-circulating technique, no additional water or nutrient inputs are required after the original application, and no electricity, pumps, or water and oxygen circulation systems are required. The Kratky method is a form of passive hydroponics. The Kratky method is a form of passive hydroponics. It has been described as “the simplest hydroponic system.”
The Kratky method is a form of passive hydroponics. As the plant grows, the water level drops and creates air space for the roots.
What can you grow with the Kratky method?
As the plant drinks more water and nutrients, the water level drops and the roots grow off with it. It can take up to 9 days for a spinach seedling to develop, but once it does, spinach grows quickly using the Kratky method. The method is named after him and has since enjoyed great popularity among house builders due to its simplicity and low maintenance requirements. In other words, you will lose a lot of the wonderful convenience and passive cultivation that make the Kratky method so fantastic.
What’s the difference between Kratky and DWC
Because light is provided by the sun or a grow light indoors, and water and nutrients are readily available in the reservoir, the only difference between these methods is how the roots receive oxygen. The Kratky method is basically the deep-water culture, but the difference is that it doesn’t have a pump and the pots must be exposed to 50% of the air and the other 50% under the lid. This is done so that the roots can get the oxygen from the part that is exposed to the air. Whether you’re trying to grow leafy greens, trees, or any other variety of crops, the DWC system can be used to grow them all.