Dutch Bucket Hydroponics - How It Works & How To Make Your Own Buckets




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LearningDaily: thanks for sharing

Garza Farm: Hello I wanted to start out by saying that I love your videos. My question is what you thought of using pea gravel and perlite together. I was thinking that I would put some pea gravel in the bottom half of the bucket and perlite in the top half. The reason being is that it get so windy out here in Calhan Co i thought that the pea gravel would work for two reasons. One to add weight to the buckets and the other to keep the perlite from going through the bucket. Basically allowing me not to have to use the paint strainers.

Adam Grayson: This man would be a messiah during a zombie apocalypse.

Mike Johnson: bobby, I have built myself a small pvc hoop house which I have the bell peppers and 1 stubborn tomato plant left, is it too early to try lettuce and broccoli? I have a small heater which is avoiding freezing, and have even had to introduce a light and water heater to keep my solution around 65 or so. in tx, but this last cool spell has been a bugger

freedom dove: Thank you SO much for the extremely informative video. If watering by hand, do you really only need to do it 3-4 times a day? Are they okay at night while not receiving water? Instead of having a drain pipe, could you just set a bucket under one grow-bin and water each one by itself using a full or half bucket of water (working your way down the line with the same nutrient water)? How do you start your seeds? Directly in those little sponges? Do you have a hydro seed-starting setup with grow lights? How many plant-growing seasons can you go using the same perlite or other growing media? I have had to grow in containers for many reasons and I found out the hard way that you can't use soil in them because it's just too heavy for the plants. After coming up with a soil-less mixture, I found I had to deal with the mixture coming out the drainage holes. I solve the problem by laying a small piece of window screen over the holes before filling the containers. Depending on the size of the container and the number of holes, I sometimes just line the bottom of the container with a piece of screen the same size as the container bottom. It keeps everything nicely in place. I imagine you could also use window screen for this set up; perhaps by cutting a small circle of it and wrapping it over the hole of the pipe inside the bucket and using a rubber band to keep it in place. Window screen purchased in rolls would probably be cheaper than the paint screening bags and it is extremely useful for all sorts of gardening projects (like protecting normal raised garden beds from bugs and animals, and providing some shade when it's very hot). Thanks again. :)

abdullah gamezer: hi i am from iraq but my problem is h dont know how use the nutritat or fertilizer to the water and the 2nd thing that perlite is very expensive 10 Kg about 100 $

DARTHESE: When he says, "30 minutes, three times a day," at 17:09, does he mean to turn on the pump for 30, 3 times a day?

CICERO ARAUJO: You are a hero !! Thank you for a great video Make more videos because you are very good at explaining your ideas

Kim S: Very nice set up you have there and awesome instructional video. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us :) I had seen the hydroponics set up on some other videos and did not know anything about them until now after watching your vid. Thanks much and G-d bless you for being so kind to show the rest of us out here how to do it.

Doug Johnson: Great video! I'm just about to make my first venture into hydroponics.

Ashrafali Ali: well explained video i am new to hydroponics could you please explain how the entire bucket , root system and thr perlite get water only from one half inch dia tube, i mean as the water start pumping, water will flow vertically down, drain out through the drain pipe and not filling the entire bucket? thanks

CICERO ARAUJO: You are a hero !! Thank you for a great video Make more videos because you are very good at explaining your ideas

rcfjr: From 1 to 10, you get a nine. God's a ten. Excellent video. Thanks for sharing your knowledge in such a pleasant way. Well received on this end. God bless...

Rob Hay: great video you used air pump with air stones for oxygen...what did you use to pump the water into in hose to water the plants?

DA Dixon: Bless you Brother, God has lead me here recently and I'm learning so much. Thank you. You mentioned getting oxygen to the roots via air stone. Question. Can you use a open drain hole without the PVC pieces in the bottom of the bucket? A rain gutter could be used to collect run off in this case. What would be the down side of this idea? Thank you

Win Aung: Thanks you so much, really easy to understand for me. Cheers Win.

Noel Munson: That was great! Thank you for the work it takes to put these videos together.

Thestanrocks1: I'm so glad that you posted all this info . You have taught me a lot . I can see where leafy and juicy vegies would work but what about things like potatoes ?

HOSCO FOODS: Great job friend! This video was great!

pachcha tamilan: using plastic is injurious to health, avoid this system

Deb Cobern: Great tutorial! Thanks for the excellent share... You made me a believer! 

Patrick O'Neal: Great videos ! Simple, easy to understand, something the average person can build. Thanks !!!!!

Alexander Køpke: Great video! I don't understand the reservoir thing at the bottom tho. Would it work if it didn't have the reservoir and the water ran directly back to the water pump reservoir? 

rambo mando: hello sir I have one question: Does the water have to flow all day and night?

Zachary Watts: Can you confirm the measurements? 1 inch hole with 3/4 inch grommet and 1/2 inch pipe doesn't sound right.

hazem suliman: How can I get the (o-ring), where his research I did not find it within the market

Jennifer Langley: Thank you for this video! And for so many of your other videos. There is a lot of information here that I'm excited to use. That you take the time to do these videos and share you experience and knowledge is so helpful. I've gone from having heard about hydroponics and aquaponics but not knowing the first thing about how you'd actually do it, to understanding enough to feel confident about experimenting with a few things to see how they go. I'll be starting very small, but it's a start that probably wouldn't happen without your videos. So again. Thank you so much.

Harriet Mall: Thank You So Much. Very easy to understand.

MikoAgain: How does the returned water make it back to the plants without manually carrying it and manually watering the plants?

Paul Borja: Thanks for the excellent tutorial. I have been curious about growing this way, and you have made the process look easy. Keep up the great work.

Powell Gammill: Nice to see a professional at work!

lol567345: well done and thanks for sharing mate !!

Tanner Stage V: Some plastics are food safe and some are not. It is why Lowes or HD have several different colors of PVC pipe in the plumbing section. Random plastic is not optimal. We are all going to die, but I don't think this Dutch bucket is going to get ya.

Ram Prasad: I loved your videos - great advice - I am a fan of your videos and will follow your advises. Few Qs: 1. several videos on YouTube talk about pH values to be checked before starting and continuously check - I didn't see that in any of your videos. should I worry about that? 2. Can you give us an overview of your investment (hydroponics only - from start to finish) and income - per whatever units you choose? 3. Whats your personal opinion on the taste difference between a soil grown vs hydroponically grown tomatoes? Really appreciate your responses.

V1RU5: lookin great, very informative thank you 

Chase Fraley: how did you build your greenhouse? it looks great and sturdy. do you have the plans or is there a place i can find the plans? thanks. and thanks for the great video. i really appreciate the detail you go into. 

Lalkishor G: Thanks Much.. :)

Terra Vista: How often are you adding solution/refertilizing? 

SlyRevenger: I was worried about the length of the video because of my download limit, but I am so happy that I continued, thank you very much. You have re-enthused me to get into my garden. THANKS HEAPS FROM DOWNUNDER!

helloman1976: How many gallons of nutrients do you need PER plant? Is there a recommended number like say, 2 gallons per plant? I'm planning on doing a nutrient change out ever 7 days so how many gallons would I need per plant to do that? Also, do you top off your reservoir with fresh water, not at all or with 1/4 strength nutes etc? My concern is that the ppms rise on their own every day if you don't put water back in and my other concern is that if you add more nutes, even 1/4 strength, you're raising the ppms and may burn your plants. Is this sound thinking or am I off base here? Thanks for your help!

Wicked Proxy: With no electricity could a person do a gravity feed setup by putting a bucket up higher and hooking it up to the feeding line? Then the return line like you have there. Just use a bucket to dip in the return reservoir and fill the feed bucket. 

sunilhamal1: i would like to work on your farm want to learn more ll u give me a chance please thank u 

david ho gek leng: hi Sir, do we have to put anything inside the water?? Such as fertilizer?

ptswansons: why do you need such big buckets if the root mesh even of a full grown plant is so much smaller than the bucket?

Kevin Dillon: Hey mhpgardener, You may have said this but I can't find where. Where do you get the black plastic wrap you used to cover the white buckets? Is this some sort of shrink wrap process? Thanks! Love the videos and have learned so much from your 'easy to understand' instructions.

tripledstickers: Just picked up my huge bag of perlite for my dutch bucket system, $14.00 I'm going to try it on a small scale indoors over winter. If everything goes well I'll be expanding it outside this spring. You videos are really helpful.

Chris McAuliffe: Hello sir. Love your videos and thank you for sharing all your knowledge with us on the subject of hydro. I apologize if this has been asked in the numerous videos you have done about dutch buckets but I am going to go the Pea gravel route for my setup and wondered if it posed any problems or disadvantages in terms of operation over perlite. The perlite seems expensive to me and I think with pea gravel I wouldn't need the paint strainer in the setup. What do you think? Also is a 120GPH pump sufficient to drip 2 to 4 3 gallon buckets? Thanks again!

Steven Smith: What type of nutrient mix would I need and how often do you replenish the reservoir with it? And man that sure is a nice setup by the way 

Philip Cartledge: Long Distance High Five MHP. I am from Australia and just starting in Hydroponics and Aquaponics. Your explanation on setting up Dutch Buckets is fantastic. I didn't know it was so easy. Thanks man.

kevfrom norfolk: Niice.. Excellent info man... Utterly LOVE your greenhouse.. Very nice indeed :) Look forward to more :) UK Luv & Peace

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