Bato bucket (“Dutch bucket”) systems are great for growing vining crops without soil. In this video, Ruebin shows the parts and process for building your own bato system. Find a step by step guide here: https://university.upstartfarmers.com/build-simple-hydroponic-dutch-bucket-system/
A variation of media bed techniques, Dutch buckets break the media bed system down into smaller components (the buckets). This approach offers several benefits.
Each bucket can be set up separately, allowing growers to space out larger crops (like tomatoes or eggplants) without wasting media.
Separate buckets can be useful in pest management as well, since an infected bucket can be removed from the system without having to sacrifice an entire bed.
For even more information about Bato Buckets, enroll in our Upstart University Program and check out our Bato Buckets & Vine Crop Production course at https://university.upstartfarmers.com/courses/techniques-bato-buckets-vine-crop-production/?ref=43
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