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The Dutch Bucket (also known as a Bato Bucket) has 2 elbows. The Dutch Buckets are designed to be fed by an emitter and measure 12 inches long, by 10 inches wide, by 9 inches tall. Dutch Buckets are made from food-grade polypropylene.
Included with the bucket are two small siphon elbows, to be installed in the bottom of the bucket. These elbows are installed to keep a small reservoir of nutrient in the bottom of the bucket, about 2 inches in depth. This nutrient reservoir keeps the growing media from drying out and prevents water stress on the plant between irrigation cycles.
The buckets are designed to rest on a 1 ½ inch PVC drain line, so the drain water is suctioned from the lowest level and discharged into a central drain line. This method allows the reservoir to be constantly replenished and prevents accumulation of stale nutrient solution.
Dutch Buckets work well for very productive vegetable plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.