Dutch Bucket - Pack of 5 Pcs
- Brand: Urban Farm
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Hydroponic Dutch bucket systems (Bato bucket systems) are perhaps the simplest hydroponic (and sometimes aquaponic, although aquaponics is more difficult) system to build, and a favorite of growers the world over.A variation of media bed techniques, Dutch buckets break the media bed s...
Hydroponics rely on the use of growing mediums to ensure that plants have a place to anchor, and benefit from stability. While larger media beds can be used, they are not always ideal. The Bato bucket system provides a solution that offers scalability, combined with a small form factor.
While Bato buckets can be used to grow virtually any plant type indoors, they are especially useful for vining crops like tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as for growing larger plants. It’s also interesting to note that vining plants can be trained upward, as well as horizontally, to create living walls of plants that are easy to monitor and, after fruiting, easy to harvest.
Unlike other hydroponic systems, each Bato bucket acts as both a host for a media bed, as well as the water and nutrient solution required for plant growth. The buckets are connected in series, and use the same water line, and the same drainage line. They can be set either on a bench or table, or directly on the floor if necessary.
When connected in series, they should be staggered, with each alternating bucket’s drain port facing inward to ensure that a central drain line can serve all buckets in the series