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Experimenting growing leafy vegetable in bottle kratky method

#1 User is offline   cylap888 

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 05:56 PM

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/20150311_173958_zpsgzjq1n9q.jpg

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Experimental growing of leafy vegetables in Office.

Office lighting have all been converted to LED T8 tubing.
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 06:53 PM

Haha, I grew the same lettuce from Horti too !
They taste nice when you add them to your sandwiches.
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 07:53 PM

Hoho I see you've caught the hydroponics bug. Can't wait to see it grow up!
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 09:11 PM

It is a great idea to be able to reuse these bottles, especially if you can grow plants in indoor condition without strong wind. Kudo!

Thought of using the same earlier before I embarked into using plastic disposable cups, since I have lots of the mineral water bottle. Worry it might be having higher CG that would easily topple especially with our recent windy weather, and think of cleaning up the mess make me drop the idea.
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvmiw5n9t.jpg

This post has been edited by LimSan: 11 March 2015 - 09:50 PM

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:47 AM

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/20150312_113324-1_zpstclboije.jpg

If you have tissue box....cut hole....put bottle inside. Quite sturdy.
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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:54 AM

View PostLimSan, on 11 March 2015 - 09:11 PM, said:

It is a great idea to be able to reuse these bottles, especially if you can grow plants in indoor condition without strong wind. Kudo!

Thought of using the same earlier before I embarked into using plastic disposable cups, since I have lots of the mineral water bottle. Worry it might be having higher CG that would easily topple especially with our recent windy weather, and think of cleaning up the mess make me drop the idea.
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvmiw5n9t.jpg



I think if you grow 2 dozen of hydroponic plants in all those mineral bottles in a cardboard, they will be rather sturdy!

View Postcylap888, on 12 March 2015 - 11:47 AM, said:

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/20150312_113324-1_zpstclboije.jpg

If you have tissue box....cut hole....put bottle inside. Quite sturdy.


Your setup is very green
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Posted 16 March 2015 - 05:16 PM

Petomato....growing in pet bottles
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Posted 16 March 2015 - 05:45 PM

OMG, i watched the video of the tomato man, and he is hilarious!
https://www.youtube....h?v=Frog_D98gyI

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:52 PM

hahahaaa.... 2 dozen!!! :hitmyself:/>/>

ok, will try later with all the above suggestions if my existing "lone ranger" do well :hysterical:/>/>

This post has been edited by LimSan: 19 March 2015 - 10:39 PM

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 10:09 AM

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/20150325_092632-1_zpsj7bvob7p.jpg

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah271/peterla678/20150325_092600_zpsiwcozjab.jpg

Found this at Daiso to cover the bottle.

First attempt at growing in this bottle failed. The plant developed root rot because I made the mistake of topping up the water level from the top. The aquarium filter media got too wet. I did not see the tiny root had just touched the water.
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