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




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

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

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

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

V1RU5: lookin great, very informative thank you 

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

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

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

kokogro: who let this redneck out of the KKK

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

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?

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. :)

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? 

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.

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.

Powell Gammill: Nice to see a professional at work!

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

lol567345: well done and thanks for sharing mate !!

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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 ?

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

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.

Lalkishor G: Thanks Much.. :)

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.

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

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.

Alfie Knowkes: Thank you - really informative.

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

Roger Ross: What's your favorite nutrient formula??

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. 

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

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

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 

ankur patel: Can 1 gallon bucket does the same job...?? 

bigscrambler: By any chance would you have a part# for the grommets. 

Automate Hydroponics: What a great way to grow food for yourself and your family! Thanks for this!

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!

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?

Logan Smith: Do the plants at the end of the drip line get the same amount of water as the plants at the beginning of the drip line? 

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. 

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

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

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.

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