Ford-Terry, I. 2020, YHEP: Hydroponics At Home, Ep 03: Growing Tomatoes in a 5-Gallon Bucket, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel

YHEP Instructor Ian Ford-Terry shows you how you can grow tomatoes year-round in a DIY 5-gallon bucket hydroponic system!

Activity: Either attempt the activity shown in the video, or, if supplies are limited, find a tomato plant and try to propagate one of the vines by taking a cutting and setting it in a cup of water until you see roots growing from the stem!


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  • Treftz, C., Kratsch, H., and Omaye, S. 2015, Hydroponics: A Brief Guide to Growing Food Without Soil, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-15-08

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