I’ve been building a new Dutch Bucket hydroponic system and finally have everything completed and functioning quite well.
In this video, I’ll explain the lessons that I learned from my first setup back in the Spring, along with changes made for this new setup.
Also, I’ll share how easy it is to make your own dutch (bato) buckets.
This is a very simple recirculating hydroponics system that works great for fruiting vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers.
It can be set up inside a greenhouse, in your backyard, or on your porch.
For my nutrient mix, I use Masterblend 4-18-38, mixed to the manufacturers specifications.
It is available online at various places, but I order from Morgan County Seeds out in Missouri.
Other types of hydroponic fertilizers can be used just as well.
Here’s the link to the video where I explain how to mix it ..
http://youtu.be/vYv9iu2NI3M For anyone concerned about the use of PVC or plastics, read this : http://desertification.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/can-food-crops-be-grown-safely-in-plastic-containers-willem-van-cotthem/