How to grow

Growing in a space bucket is very similar to growing outdoors. If you can grow outdoors, you probably will be able to grow inside our space bucket. You can grow in our bucket hydroponically or using soil. Our preferred method is to grow using soil, since it is easier and much more forgiving to mistakes such as using slightly incorrect ph water.

Below is information on what you will need to grow inside the bucket.


You will need to water the plant with nutrient water at a 5.5 - 6.0 ph. You can use the same nutrients as you would outdoors and at the same concentration. Our bucket uses a self-watering system, so you can fill the water reservoir with a gallon of ph adjusted water and the let the wick up into the fabric grow pot, into the soil, and into the plant roots. The reservoir holds enough water so that you only need to refill every 3 to 5 days.

You can control the light using the included timer. During veg you can set it for 20 hours of light and 4 hours of dark. When you want to flower, you can change it to 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark. Our bucket requires a UFO grow light. We have linked to the grow light in our description.

You have to make sure that the ambient temperature to the bucket is between 65 and 75%. The space bucket draws in air from the holes drilled on the base of the base and the fan exhausts hot air and moisture out.

The powerful fan expels moisture from the bucket and prevents the bucket from getting too humid. If the humidity is too lower, you can add a cup of water into the buck and it should bring up the humidity. Humidity should be 70% for clones, 40 - 60% for vegetative, and 40-50% for flowering.

Pruning & training
You most likely will have to prune during the growth of your plant. You can try to do low-stress training( LST) with your plant. This technique works wonders inside the bucket. We sell 90 degree plant benders to assist in low stress training. 


If you are starting from a clone, you will want to grow the clone in a small cup or container until the roots are established and are about the outgrow the cup. This clone in the cup or container can be grown in the space bucket.

Once the plant has outgrown the cup, you can transplant into the 3-gallon fabric grow bag. At this stage, you probably do not need to use the bucket spaces, you can keep the light 6 inches above the plant. Set the lightening schedule and periodically refill the water reservoir.

Once your plant is ready to flower, which could take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks, you can change the lightening schedule and flower. Continue watering with ph adjusted water and pruning.

When you are ready to harvest, harvest your buds. You can hang and dry your plants inside the container.