Strawberry Spinach in Kratky Hydroponics – Week 2

Growing Strawberry Spinach in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Week 2

Two weeks ago I planted some Strawberry Spinach in my Kratky hydroponic buckets. I didn’t do a week 1 update as I had guests at the time and was too busy, and they didn’t look like much (most germinated seeds look the same at one week old). Well now its been two weeks, so I thought I should show an update.

Growing Strawberry Spinach in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Week 2
Growing Strawberry Spinach in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Week 2

Unlike many of my other plants, I have noticed that the leaves appear much more yellow. I don’t know if this is a growth issue or that this species just has yellow leaves.

I am rather excited about this plant. I seem to be generating quite a lot of edible greenery, but I still lack fruit. Strawberry Spinach is meant to be that perfect compromise; the leaves taste like spinach whilst the berries they produce are reminiscent of strawberries. Sounds perfect, right?

Growing Strawberry Spinach in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Week 2
Growing Strawberry Spinach in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Week 2

According to my notes the strawberry spinach will take 6-9 weeks before they are ready to harvest (hopefully with berries). Fingers crossed! If they work out well, they may become a regular plant in our grow room.

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