If I dug a big enough hole, with another smaller drain off type of hole running away from the plant, and buried the entire hempy bucket in the dirt, would this work? It would be the same concept, just outside. There is still the drainoff. The whole bucket and top will be covered in dirt, but the plant and all it's leaves will remain above ground. I'm thinking use a light cover of soil and even scrape it away each time I watered just to be sure. I would somehow have to know the right amount of water to put in each time as I wouldn't be able to feel it by weight.. hmm..