So the hempy buckets have your attention, but you're still not sure exactly how everything works? Lets go ahead and do a minor tutorial in an effort to establish exactly what a hempy bucket really is. These pictures below were borrowed from JessE's album over at mrnice.nl.
So the first step of the hempy buckets is to have rooted clones or seedlings.
Here we have the clones, perlite and vermiculite. All the material you're going to need to set up the hempy buckets initially.
A bucket(3 gallons will usually do the trick)
Wetting the perlite before handling to avoid dust kick ups. Recommended to do the same thing to the vermiculite as well.
Adding the perlite. Add 3 parts of perlite for every 1 part of vermiculite.
And the vermiculite making its way into the mix. Be sure to mix both mediums together each time you do an initial 3:1 ratio.
Repeat the process until your container is full.
Punch a hole on the side of your bucket, around 2 inches from the bottom of the bucket.
Ok time to add your rooted clone or seedlings.
Just place them right under the surface.
So now lets go over the feeding schedule. You will want to have a good hydroponic based nutrient formula. Below are General Hydroponics products.
An empty gallon jug to mix the nutrients in.
Follow the directions on the back your fertilizer on how to mix the nutrients according to the plants life cycle needs.
Add the indicated amounts of each part of your feeding routine to the jug by following the directions on the back of the bottles/containers.
Fill the entire gallon up with water after mixing your nutrients.
Now feeding time. Generally you will feed the plants every 2-3 days, although some prefer to feed them every day. You should feed the plants at full strength from the beginning, as according to hempys directions. All you have to do is follow the basic outline hempy outlined and success will follow.
The run off from the bucket
And an idea of how the plants perform in the hempy buckets