Well, I’m basically a convert and believer at this point.
Ten days after sticking a Boston Pickling cucumber plant that I rescued from Lowe’s into a Kratky method hydroponic planter, the plant has nearly tripled in size.
And then there’s the root system. After growing plants, traditionally, in soil, I only see mostly-white roots at the end of the season. Removing the bucket lid reveals a bush of pure white that I’m calling Old Man’s Beard, which is only going to get thicker, bushier, and healthier as time goes on.
After two weeks in the sub-irrigated bucket, the plant is absolutely covered in open blossoms. It’s only a matter of time until there are fruits on these quickly growing tendrils.
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