Adrian Smith: dude wrap the tote in foil to keep it cool the foil will reflect the heat. if you wrap it in a black plastic it will absorb the heat.
WJK: Great video... I just hope people teaching this method, as well as those just getting started, are well aware of the plastic toxicity contamination potential when choosing petroleum based containers, hoses and irrigation components... the longer a system is in use, the greater the risk is for hoses and containers to break down and leach toxins from the UV rays of the Summer Sun, from the heat, as well as contact with fertilizers and other chemicals. Don't just guess and hope for the best, try to source natural containers (ie: stone, clay, glass, etc...) and/or "Food Grade" approved containers/components every step of the way... one step forward is not worth two toxic steps backwards when it comes to you and your family's health ;)
Joan Burr Salzman: Cheap is good.
Ryan Gunnip: Your container is hot because it's sitting on concrete and next to a concrete wall. dig a hole in the ground next to the concrecrete (I can see it there) and bury the reservoir at least 50% in the ground. that concrete is radiating at over 100 degrees and the ground stays cool all day right below the surface. :)
THC Grower: nice vid. I don't know if you know this are not, but those squiggly lines on your tomato plant leaves are from leaf miners.
GH3KKO GARDENER: crazy dutch
Jose Cantu: Could not see where and how water solution goes into the bucket and plants
randle guill: White tub...aquarium pump with a couple of bubblestones.shade it from the sun.Move your plants away from the wall a couple of feet.
Rose mary: I know it may cost you a little extra but my idea I would use mote pvc from my shed to keep the tub of water cooler
Sean St John: You should put your Res. inside and add 1/2' poly tubbing to your water catch container or get a water chiller online used for cheap. but that water catchment tub and your rs need to be cool and circulating and have a air-stone if possible. that should help you out
Chanel Llopez: can list the stuff and size of pipea please
Michael ab: The black tub will absorb heat the white buckets reflect heat and light
arthur brunetti: How much water is supposed to drip on the plant is it trickle or steady stream
arthur brunetti: Paint the tub white.
skyym3: Is it really easier to grow hydro than in a backyard garden, (pound for pound)? Thanks for the video.
Arthur Pletcher: Do these buckets require protection, such as a tarp, from rain entering through the opening and diluting the solution?
sciencerocs: Move them away from that cinder block wall. that traps and reflects heat. tx panhandle gets much hotter and I grow them in direct sun , they do fine.
Deborah Elliott: there is a small wall on the other side of your tomatoes, you can put the bucket out of the sun there and place another wood sheet to keep it in shade, which will reduce temperatures in the water. Keep the water bucket totally OUT of sunlight and you won't have this issue. If anything, Place a vented wood crate to hide the bucket and vent in back so that when sun hits it, its still in shade. Keeps it cool and better for plants.
tommothedog: Hi Hydro,
The water is probably leaving the drain pipe cooler than the it is going in for a few reasons; when the water is pumped up through the drip pipes its surface area relative to its size is greatly increased allowing it to lose some more heat, and it can cool as it drips into the buckets this is also true as it leaves through the drain pipes. Also when the buckets sit in the sun they reflect more of the heat imparted allowing the interior to be cooler similarly with the drain pipe.
paul evans: How crowded are the roots - thinking of trying 4" drainage pipe - any comment from your experience on root volume you are getting?
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