DIY HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS

The Incredibly Scalable Dutch Bucket System. 3 Different Builds

Bato Bucket System

Staggered Dutch Bucket Design

Dutch bucket design systems also referred to as ‘Bato bucket’ systems, are great if you’re wanting to create large, scalable systems for larger or vining plants like tomatoes or cucumbers. 

 

The reason is simple… Dutch bucket design systems use one large reservoir to feed into several planters throughout your growing area.  These systems are ideal for people that want to create one massive system and get a lot of return on their investment.

 

Need more info? Take a step back and learn more about the system or check out some other Dutch Bucket System designs before you jump in to start your build.

 

 

Dutch Bucket System -staggered,
Dutch Bucket System -staggered, GrowWithoutSoil.com

 

Materials

  • You will first need to build a table or large bench for your Dutch Bucket System.
  • Reservoir ( choose 1 of the following options)
    • Mason jar (discard lid)
    • Cup
    • Mug
    • Beer or wine bottle
    • Plastic bottle
  • Filtered Water
  • Plant
    • Fresh Plant cutting (if you are cloning a plant)
    • Seedling
    • Seeds in a net pot and starter plug (we will show you this option later)

 

 

Tools

  • None!
  • Power drill – for options below

 

 

Instructions

 

Reservoir

  • Clean and Place the selected reservoir
  • Discard lids
  • Fill the reservoir with approximately 2/3 tap water

 

 

Learn more 

Dutch Bucket Designs

Buy this system

Build this system

 

Install your Accessories

Set up your system

 

 

 

The Dutch Bucket Row 

For narrower areas, this style of Dutch bucket system design may very well work for you.  Thin tables, benches, or horizontal overhanging flaps installed around the wall can be easily converted into this type of system.  In fact, one of the best parts of this system is its ability to greatly use the areas hugging your walls effectively.

 

 

Dutch Bucket System-row
Dutch Bucket System – Row, GrowWithoutSoil.com

 

Materials

  • You will first need to build a bench for your Dutch Bucket System.
  • Reservoir ( choose 1 of the following options)
    • Mason jar (discard lid)
    • Cup
    • Mug
    • Beer or wine bottle
    • Plastic bottle
  • Filtered Water
  • Plant
    • Fresh Plant cutting (if you are cloning a plant)
    • Seedling
    • Seeds in a net cup and starter plug (we will show you this option later)

 

 

Tools

  • None!
  • Power drill – for options below

 

 

Instructions

 

Reservoir

  • Clean and Place the selected reservoir
  • Discard lids
  • Fill the reservoir with approximately 2/3 tap water

 

 

Learn more 

Dutch Bucket Designs

Buy this system

Build this system

 

Install your Accessories

Set up your system

 

 

 

The Dutch Bucket Bleachers 

This Dutch bucket system will remind you of your days sitting in the small bleachers of your middle school cheering for the basketball team.  Instead of screaming children, though, are Bato buckets ready to pass along their nutrient-rich water from one plant to the next one below it.

 

 

Dutch Bucket System -Bleachers
Dutch Bucket System – Bleachers, GrowWithoutSoil.com

 

 

Materials

  • You will first need to build Beachers for your Dutch Bucket System.
  • Reservoir ( choose 1 of the following options)
    • Mason jar (discard lid)
    • Cup
    • Mug
    • Beer or wine bottle
    • Plastic bottle
  • Filtered Water
  • Plant
    • Fresh Plant cutting (if you are cloning a plant)
    • Seedling
    • Seeds in a net cup and starter plug (we will show you this option later)

 

 

Tools

  • None!
  • Power drill – for options below

 

 

Instructions

 

Reservoir

  • Clean and Place the selected reservoir
  • Discard lids
  • Fill the reservoir with approximately 2/3 tap water

 

 

Learn more 

Dutch Bucket Designs

Buy this system

Build this system

 

Install your Accessories

Set up your system

 

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Bobby

HI! I'm Bobby, an entrepreneur, inventor, green builder and urban farmer. I've been a custom home builder since a kid and an avid gardener. The critters, bugs and climate outside our new home forced me to check out some new ideas in gardening. I found out about Hydroponics and have spent years learning the best techniques to build the best, most efficient, home hydroponics systems. I built one of the first ever, small scale, mobile hydroponic systems. Would you like to know how I did it?