Added by on 2016-09-25

I’m planting tomatoes in a hydroponic dutch bucket system and giving a brief explanation of how it all works. This is Bobby’s greenhouse (mhpgardener). If you haven’t seen his videos, be sure to check them out and subscribe. Bobby’s channel: Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHydroponic Greenhouse Project, Dutch bucket tomatoes, NFT Peppers and LettuceHydroponic Update ~ Dutch Bucket Tomatoes and Kratky LettuceDutch Bucket Hydroponic Tomatoes – Lessons Learned and a New CropUpdate Dutch Bucket Hydroponic Tomatoes Oct 2012 HDHydroponic NFT with Bucket System / Dutch BucketSingle Dutch Bucket Hydroponic System – Easy DIY – Patio – Balcony – Winter Gardening

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20 Comments

  • how do I keep the sediment from clogging up my system I rinsed several times it's very frustrating

  • Hi Honey 10 months ago

    How much does it cost to run this system?

  • Hi Honey 10 months ago

    This is a great video, and makes this process look easy, I have never built a hydroponics system but I think I want to build one for sure now.

  • BillyJoe JimBob 10 months ago

    Great video, Susan!
    Just speaking as a satisfied customer, Amazon has a lot of hydroponic supplies for us that are located far from a good, decently priced supplier. I have ordered, and been totally satisfied with, a lot of items that Bobby has recommended for his method of doing the Dutch buckets and the Kratky net cup method.

    I've gotten the 3/4" Grommets, 5 Gal. Paint Strainers, 2" Net Cups, 1-1/2" Rock Wool Plugs sheets, Submersible Pump, Timer, Drip Tubing and fittings, etc., all at reasonable prices, as in MUCH lower $ than local stores. When combined with the Amazon "Prime" service featuring FREE, 2 day shipping for most items, I've saved more in shipping costs already than the "Prime" service costs.
    I recall Bobby mentioning quite a few times about the high cost of shipping small items.
    His advice on getting Perlite from a local farm supply store was spot on. Local to me, a 4 cu. ft. bag is only $14, compared to $17 for 2 cu. ft. at the local "big box" stores!
    Come on back, y'all! We all miss ya…

  • Anthony Butler 10 months ago

    fantastic to the point and spoken with a plume thanks for taking the time ..

  • John Mayer 10 months ago

    What is his spacing between the tomato plants? Also after watching mhpgarndener's videos, I was abe to find that Amazon is selling the exact composition of his fertilizer 20-18-38 in a 2 lb bag (fits my needs) for $15.99 and here is the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CKCQJKQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00 Thank you so much for explaining it again!

  • abelincolnparth 10 months ago

    Loved the video, very helpful. I still have no idea how to properly string up those plants, any other videos on that?

  • frederica broadney 10 months ago

    Do you have to use pearlite?

  • John Anderson 10 months ago

    I noticed that Susan buried the new tomato seedlings quite deep in the perlite and wondered if this might cause stem rot.  It seems not as they plant looks healthy after two weeks.  But this is counter-intuitive to me.  Any one have ideas or comments on this?  – Thank you MHP.

  • Drb Boyd 10 months ago

    Susan, what size is the pvc?  Looks like 1 inch

  • Southpaw Davey 10 months ago

    Got to love that set up well explained.

  • Alexander Baran-Harper 10 months ago

    Great video. Thank you!

  • jksatte 10 months ago

    What was in those buckets. I am wondering because there is a tractor supply near me and I wanted to ask for those if possible. Thanks

  • 771blahblah 10 months ago

    My tomatoes are growing great, but aren't flowering. Any suggestions? Also, Peppers flower, but bloom falls and no pepper forms. Thanks!

  • Evette De la Mare 10 months ago

    Hi, Great video, thank you.   I was wondering what if my plants are not so tall?  How far from the reservoir must my plants root be?  My plants are much smaller, can I plant them higher up?

  • Bees Been Busy 10 months ago

    I started some green peppers in my hydroponics system back in February, and then transferred them to the garden in late May.  I will definitely it this way again next year since I already have a bunch of green peppers on the plants.  Here in central Maine I usually don't see peppers until August.  I am about to clone some tomatoes using the hydroponics as well. I guess what I am saying is that Hydroponics is awesome!  

  • Jennifer Bach 10 months ago

    How do you figure out what size of pump you will need. I want to try this out but i am not sure how many buckets I will have. 

  • John James Brown 10 months ago

    Finally step by step Dutch Bucket's Bobby Secret.
    Thank a lot Susan and god bless all your care/love for bobby.
    JJB

  • Butch Busby 10 months ago

    Thanks for the video I have been watching both of your videos for awhile now and have learned so much. Im growing 5 acres of water melons this year to raise money for a green house. I watch yours and Bobby's videos to learn more and to keep my dream alive. By the way being from Louisiana I love Bobby's southern slang.

  • VeganMarcella andMore 10 months ago

    Thank you! A couple quick questions, was the tomatoe planted in dirt originally? It looked like it was in dirt in the cup mixed with perlite
    Also, what kind of pump, or name is that? So many have limits of how high it can pump water etc, but that pump does ALOT of pumping, could you tell us what kind it is or the horse power or what ever they list water pumps with?
    Thank you again!!