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Simple Hydroponics – How to put together a simple Kratky system

Our Kratky System

I want to keep this short ¬†– so if you’re curious about how things went for us, here’s some photographic evidence of how things are going so far!

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Hydro Update – 4 Day Time Lapse

I ended up printing out a case for the GoPro so I can attach it to a small tripod that we’ve got. Definitely improves the view of everything when running a time lapse. What’s really cool is watching¬†the center area of the lettuce to see new leaves slowly form! They also seem to explode in growth overnight.

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Grow Light Controller – Update

As a little addition to my previously discussed Grow Light Controller, now when the lights turn off, I have a fan kick on to help circulate the air around the leaves at night! Check out the latest changes on Github!

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Grow Light Controller

We’re going to be out of town for the weekend and a problem arose when we started thinking about how to turn on the lights for the hydroponic setup. Using a relay controlled power outlet that I whipped together for another project + a C.H.I.P., I was able to easily port over the code I was using for my Wake Up Light (check it out) for use in this system.

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Kratky Method Hydroponics

Cheryl and I decided to start growing some lettuce, basil and spinach hydroponically just to see what would happen. Of course we hope that we’ll be able to enjoy a fresh salad straight from our system, but we’ll see if that happens.