How to grow leafy greens and chard with DIY hydroponics

How to grow leafy greens and chard with DIY hydroponics

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Carefree Hydroponics / Broccoli Greens and Rainbow Chard / DIY Hydroponics


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What do you think?


  1. When you mentioned the plant being resilient at 1:46 do you think it would be better to eat plants which are resilient opposed to harder to grow crops?
    With the saying "you are what you eat" would that mean eating crops which are not resilient make us weaker lol

  2. Since we had a new vinyl fence put up last year, I'm going to hang some gutters using fence hooks, but I'm confused about one thing. Once the gutter is filled with the nutrient solution, how often do you top it off? Do you top it off with the same strength solution or just water? Thanks

  3. Hi Mike. All I have on this PC is a thumbs up button that is now blue again. In the 30s down there, must be cold for you southern folks. Real nice to notice the lengthening of the days. Spring is nearing. Happy Gardening! -Bob…

  4. Love your videos! I started some hydroponics last summer after watching a lot of your videos and enjoyed the process. Been looking for Pak Choi seeds and found some today at Home Depot along with Baby Choi and Swiss Chard-mixed colors. I'll be starting these in water this weekend inside. Can't wait to put them outside which shouldn't be long as I'm in zone 8. Thank you for putting the work in so we can benefit from your efforts!

  5. Found your channel last January and jumped into the deep end of Dr. Kratky's pool. Not a complete list but I have grown tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss chard, kale, collards, broccoli, mustard, sweet banana peppers, Thai chili peppers, jalapeno peppers, yellow wax beans, cucumbers, bok choy, Napa cabbage, kangkong, lemongrass, mint and more. Latest test was celery and it loves going Kratky. Currently sprouting for a Kratky trial run is Pink Chinese celery, purple bok choy, mizuna, perpetual spinach, and watercress. None of that would have happened if not first being inspired by you, thanks Mike. Growing your own food is like printing your own money.


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