Bato Dutch Buckets, 11L with Siphon Elbows - 10 Pack
Dutch buckets are especially useful for vining crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and larger plants. A Dutch bucket hydroponic system is typically arranged in rows on the floor or on benches, with one irrigation supply pipe feeding drippers from above and one drainage line circulating back to the reservoir from below. Siphon elbows ensure the required levels of nutrients and water within the bucket's base. These buckets can be easily joined together and scaled to any size system. Each bucket holds one to four plants, and once the hydroponic system is setup, it can run automatically from a timer with relatively low maintenance. Check the pH, nutrient and water level often and top up as needed.
- 11L Bato Dutch buckets with 2 siphon elbows per bucket
- Dimensions: 12” L x 10” W x 9” H
- Color: Black or Beige (please select color choice from drop-down menu)
- Weight: 13 oz.
- Made from food grade polypropylene
- Strong, durable hydroponic buckets
- 10 x Bato Dutch Buckets
- 20 x Siphon Elbows (makes 10 siphon drains)
- Good for many different types and sizes of plants
- Saves water and nutrients by returning excess to the reservoir and recycling
- Expandable with additional Dutch buckets
- Easy to setup and automate watering
- Maintains a constant water level of approximately 1.5” in the bottom of the bucket to prevent roots from drying out
- Dutch buckets can be used with various types of growing media such as clay pebbles, vermiculite, perlite, coconut coir, and more
- They are a reliable and cost-effective growing method
Q: What is a Dutch bucket, or Bato bucket?
A: Dutch Bucket hydroponics are a reliable, cost effective and easily controlled hydroponic growing methods. In a Dutch bucket system multiple plants/buckets are arranged in the same row and are connected by the same irrigation line and a drainage line circulating back to the reservoir from below. Ideally you can grow more plants with a lesser amount of water if you are using the technique properly. Bato is a manufacturer of Dutch buckets.
Q: How does the Dutch bucket hydroponic system work?
A: With Dutch bucket hydroponic systems, buckets are spaced along a common 2” outside diameter water collection pipe. A nutrient rich solution is drip fed to the top of the Dutch bucket, which drains through the siphon elbows into the collection pipe and returns drain water back to the reservoir for recycling. It is important that the buckets are all arranged on the same level surface.
Q: What growing medium should be used?
A: Use grow media that retains water well. Perlite, vermiculate, and clay pebbles are typically used. We recommend clay pebbles as, in addition to the great water holding properties, the additional weight also adds stability to the bucket and plant roots.
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