Hempy Buckets ???

You inspired me @Gweedo's Growroom. I'm still using my original buckets I threw together when I first started about 1.5 years ago. I decided it was time for a revamp.
Ordered the pieces last night...


The buckets are 3.5 gallons, but measure the same diameter and 1 inch taller than these 5 gallon fabric pots...
Which will be used inside the buckets as a liner for the media. (11" overall height)

Time to sit back and let the 2 brains cells duke out the engineering details why'll I wait on the orders to arrive...
 
only suggestion if you haven't included it in your plans is to make it easy to drain or get rid of your run-off.
Agreed. I'm using a ShopVac right now. I just sort of slapped this run in there in drip trays.

But yeah. That is the very first thing on the ToDo list after this run. Rig up a sloped table or something then clean out the tent and throw the next round in. The ShopVac works, but it's getting old quick.
 

Buck5050

Underground Chucker
Preferably yes they do but "need to be" no they don't.

I have a couple things going in clear cups right now. The plants are fine but the root zone gets an green tint from non threatening algae that will grow in moist areas that have access to light. I prefer something that is darker to shade the root zone.
 

Frosty78

In Bloom
Preferably yes they do but "need to be" no they don't.

I have a couple things going in clear cups right now. The plants are fine but the root zone gets an green tint from non threatening algae that will grow in moist areas that have access to light. I prefer something that is darker to shade the root zone.
Thanks mate. Trying to wrap my head around this method to decide this Dwc or rdwc. A bit to learn from all three, although I'm sure they are all easier to build/run than they look.
 

Buck5050

Underground Chucker
Thanks mate. Trying to wrap my head around this method to decide this Dwc or rdwc. A bit to learn from all three, although I'm sure they are all easier to build/run than they look.
The ole paralysis by analysis. I for one think hempy is a great stepping stone into hydroponics. It'll let you grasp some of the more finer details of the methods (ie. Nutrients, PH, plant health) while you still hand water just like a potted plant in soil.
 

Frosty78

In Bloom
The ole paralysis by analysis. I for one think hempy is a great stepping stone into hydroponics. It'll let you grasp some of the more finer details of the methods (ie. Nutrients, PH, plant health) while you still hand water just like a potted plant in soil.
Hand water? Bugger that. Im a landscaper, horticulture degree. I haven't hand watered in 20 years. I'll dig up some automated system from bits and pieces on the farm. I'm actually attempting to set up a system that cocts me nothing from parts I have lying around the farm. Time will tell. They all appeal to me in different ways. Moving these pots around looks easiest and less painful on the body. Do they all yield about the same or does one method stand out. Want something I can set and forget from Monday to Friday while I work away from home
 

Buck5050

Underground Chucker
Oh, DWC is a superior yielding system compared to most anything. The RDWC will give you a reservoir that can buy time between feedings. You could automate hempy to some degree but its drains to waste style don't lean well toward extended hands-off periods.
 
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Amarok

bad mother chucker
The ole paralysis by analysis. I for one think hempy is a great stepping stone into hydroponics. It'll let you grasp some of the more finer details of the methods (ie. Nutrients, PH, plant health) while you still hand water just like a potted plant in soil.
It's all about your personal situation and preference, imo.
One of my primary reasons for growing hempy style is that there is nothing to break or leak; no pumps, no external reservoirs, no temperature management of that reservoir.

Some people love setting up that kind of automated system, and I see the appeal, but my philosophy in all things is Keep It Simple, Stoner.
 
Hand water? Bugger that. Im a landscaper, horticulture degree. I haven't hand watered in 20 years. I'll dig up some automated system from bits and pieces on the farm. I'm actually attempting to set up a system that cocts me nothing from parts I have lying around the farm. Time will tell. They all appeal to me in different ways. Moving these pots around looks easiest and less painful on the body. Do they all yield about the same or does one method stand out. Want something I can set and forget from Monday to Friday while I work away from home
You don't have to hand water. It's easy enough to set up a sprinkler system on a cyclical timer that sprinkles the perlite once a day or whatever your mix needs.
You just need fairly deep catch trays, or an automated pump off to drain system if you plan on not tending the garden for some time. I might even do this just for my own ease of discomfort with my body aches.

Hempy purists seem to think you have to handwater but that's bs, I say.

I'm probably gonna set up a little automation in mine soon
 
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