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




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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

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

kokogro: who let this redneck out of the KKK

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? 

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?

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.

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.

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 ???

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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?

Amit Bhardwaj: That was really nice. Good presentation. Thanks for sharing.

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

Mahmood Hasan Choudhury: great teacher thank you hasan

blewid guy: Just so everyone knows you can get the automatic float valves at Tractor Supply for under $4. item SKU 1084583

Don MACKIE: Happy days quite a cost effective low maintenance system good job mate

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

Russell Bushnell: accent from georgia?

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

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!

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.

EMT: Thanks! They sometimes skip corners and take the easy way. If they ever did that, I suggest you consult with a paralegal or lawyer. This way they won't be able to cheat you.
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