This is a photo record of our experiment with hydroponic tomato plants. This system is called dutch buckets. Many of the ideas for how to set up a dutch bucket hydroponic system came from this video.

4/20/14
Plants started in (cat litter) buckets.

 
 


5/3/14
After two weeks. Also added some pepper plants and a basil plant just visible on the left.

 


5/15/14
After 4 weeks.

 


5/26/14
After 5 weeks.

 
 



6/2/14
After 6 weeks. We have had a handful of cherry tomatoes this week.

 
 

6/7/14

Some close ups of the peppers. The peppers look great in the morning and wilt in the heat of the afternoon. It is possible that the small 2 gallon buckets are too small and either dry out or get too hot which is too much for the plants.

 
 
 
 

6/8/14
First full size tomato. Harvested it early to keep the mockingbirds from eating it.