How to Get Started with the Kratky Method?

Robert C. Newkirk, Jr.

March 15, 2021

If you are new to hydroponics and the Kratky Method, then you have come to the right place. The Kratky Method is a passive growing method. I like to call it the lazy person method. The Kratky method is also a low-cost method, and you can probably find all the materials you need to start growing with the Kratky right in your home. The only cost involved with the Kratky Method is the seeds, the growing medium, and the nutrients. I would start with something simple to grow, like lettuce. Once you have and gained the knowledge and experience, move on to something more significant like flowering plants.

Once you have made your initial purchase of seeds, growing medium, and nutrients, you will be set for a while. Your initial material will go a long way. You can use a recycled container, mason jar, milk jug, or any size tote or storage container to start growing your first plant. Many videos on the internet will give you a visual aid on how to set up your Kratky system. I have a few favorite YouTubers that have many Kratky grow videos on their channels. These channels would be the first place to look and gain some quick knowledge of setting up your Kratky grow system. The channels that I like are "Keep on Growin with Mike VanDuzee," "Epic gardening with Kevin Espiritu," and Jeb Gardener with his series “ Will it Kratky?