Definition - What does Dutch Bucket mean?
The Dutch bucket is the key to the Dutch bucket plant production system in hydroponic and aquaponic grow systems. The buckets securely hold the grow medium and the plant’s root system. The square design of the buckets allows them to be placed in neat rows within the greenhouse or grow room so that no space is lost.
Hydrolife explains Dutch Bucket
Dutch buckets are large and easily accessible. They can be placed directly on the floor or lined up on benches or a table. The most common grow medium used in a Dutch bucket is either perlite, expanded clay, or coconut coir.
Dutch buckets, also called bato buckets, are designed in a convenient square shape. The buckets have become the most popular buckets in hydroponics for cannabis cultivation in the United States and parts of Europe.
Each bucket features a single irrigation/nutrient line that runs into the top of the bucket and a single drainage line at the base of the bucket.The buckets are all connected using the single water/nutrient line and the single drain line. A growing medium is placed into the bucket’s reservoir to secure the cannabis plant’s roots.
Dutch buckets are also used for growing tomatoes, vining crops, cucumbers, and many other large crops.