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




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

Tammy Lawrence: need some help . I grow in dirt. but i saw your dutch bucket system so i built one but the PH keeps changing every day or so. it's killing me lol. My buckets or black My holding tank is black. So why is the ph changing from a 6.8 to a 7.6 or a 7.8 in one day?

Mandy Blake: Great vid. I just have one question: What is at the end of the black line that supplies the drip lines? A plug of some kind I'm assuming.

LeRoi Goodridge: I have been a backyard gardener for a while now, looking to get into agriculture in a much larger way. I get some good results but after seeing these videos, I will set up a few buckets and see what happens. If I get the results I expect, I will be going hydroponics all the way. may even include the pvc type as well. I like the fact that It does not include any mud.....Will keep you posted how it goes.

bahemut0: Great video. I am in the middle of assembling my buckets just as you laid out here. I would like to know what purpose the elbow on the inside of the bucket serves? Can I leave this out?

Ernest William Odchimar: amazing videos, im gonna try this thank you much. lookin forward in wwatching more from you, more power.

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

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.

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. 

kokogro: who let this redneck out of the KKK

SpockMcoy Issmart: experience creates genius.....thank you.

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.

AMANDA REHBERGER: YOU CERTAINLY DID KNOW WHAT YOU WERE DOING FROM WHERE I AM THANKS YOU GAVE ME THE CONFIDENCE TO TRY IT.

Justgivemethetruth: Brilliant. ( however, I do have a question about PERLITE) It is not cheap either, is it, and also the dust from what I heard is carcinogenic and will damage your lungs? Am I misinformed on that? Maybe it's Verminculite that is bad for the lungs. Also, if you use the PERLITE, can it be re-used ... and how many times? Really amazing videos.

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.

Povertyisa bich: Woot, found you again +(Add)

Geppy Gep: That was very informative. Thanks for taking some of that spare time to make the world a video-thats growers luv right there. What state are you in?

zachary Arnaud: Is this process be used in only green garden(that is covered one)?

Mahmood Hasan Choudhury: great teacher thank you hasan

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.

cannedpixels: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Great presentation.

beyackabiotch: Quick tip: They make coarse perlite that is not dusty, same cheap price. The chunks average a 1/2 in size, apposed to the tiny gravel you normally see that gets very dusty.

Russell Bushnell: accent from georgia?

AggieBonfire14: non smokers should wear masks when pouring perlite. the dust is abrasive to the lungs

Saint Patrick: Awesome

Wayne Brewer: Keeping it nice and simple, good vid

alz123alz: WOW! Best system I have seen yet thanks.

Alfie Knowkes: Thank you - really informative.

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!

icawn: Would this still work for dwarf fruit trees since they prefer dryer conditions similar to succulents?

Larry Robertson: whats a good place to get the square buckets?

David Hammon: Would I be able to set up a Dutch Bucket system with 10 gallon buckets as apposed to the 5 gallon buckets? I got my hands on a few of them, and if I could make them work, I wouldn't have to obtain something different...

Buddy Bakhuijsen: Awesome setup! I want to build this also. Where can you buy the driplines and coupling fittling for cheap?

Stan Lindert: I'm learning so much from this guy.

Dick Corley: pickle38, How do you get the punch for the water line and the inserts?

Ninja 87: Wait! Confused! You said 3/4" grommet ( I am assuming you mean internal diameter? ) but you then said to insert a 1/2" PVC pipe ???

jffrywad: bobby: great videos as always. I am getting my buckets ready for my dutch bucket gardening this year question about the eblows and 3 inch pieces are you clueing together or just putting them together.. Sorry for stupid question.

james carel: Thanks man.. This video teach me allot.. I will try this son! 

Steven Echeverria: Most don't bother to stop and share their knowledge, these videos are really detailed and extremely helpful thanks so much.

Tony Foglia: Been looking for a project .. Found it.

Chip Truitt: what about using lava rock?

FarroMF: this guys is a freaking geniuos

Leonard Urban: You show a tomato plant with an impressive set of roots which was grown in water. I assume that wasn't from a seed. Did you root it in water from a cutting?

Walt Lars: How many 5 gal buckets can you fill up with a 20# bag of perlite ? 

Charles Roberts: Really nice video. thanks for sharing.

Ryan Douglas: would this work in a open sided building its not a green house but has open sides,your opinion would that have enough sunlight?

Ane RB: Excellent video! I wanted to grow some tomatoes without pesticides for my kids, and it seemed so clean and easy this way. Thank you very much for posting this video!

click411: I have got a lot of info on DWC and I tried and they always leaked from where the grommets are. Well what I discovered is when you drill the hole be sure to be at 90 degree angle and pulse the drill bit slow so it makes puuuuuuuurrrrrrrfect cutout .

Shutter Nguyen: mhpgardner great video, one question, do you have to use food grade grommets or will any grommets from hardware store do?

Mark Choi: I am not a hydroponics aficionado, preferring to use a hybrid self-watering, self feeding in ground system, but just a quick note: you can make the process here even easier by essentially creating the mirror image of your drainage lines along the top, whereby you can water/add nutrients to all buckets at once from a central PVC feed line, plugged at one end. The feeder tubes will come from the top of the central line, thus not beginning to fill each bucket until the central line has filled up to the level of the feeders. This assures that each bucket gets approximately the same level of water. Further, you can hook up that central line to a central reservoir (big tub or even a 55 gallon drum) with a stop valve. You can then water all plants by simply opening the single valve. This can even be put on a mechanical timer, thus removing the need for any electricity. If you want to fully automate, to avoid spoilage of the nutrients in the central reservoir, simply separate the nutrient solution from the water reservoir, add a separate valve, and utilize a pressure feed to draw nutrients from the nutrient reservoir whenever water flows from the water reservoir.

Cert: Building stuff is always in my family gene. My dad is a new york auto technician and taught me everything I need to know about cars. Now I sell car parts online to suppliment my income. So it does help when there's good guidance.
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