Drip-feed your knowledge of hydro systems

Did you know dripper systems are one of the most widely used types of hydroponic systems around the world, both for home growers as well as commercial growers too?

This is mainly because the concept is pretty easy – simply set a timer and your chosen nutrient solution drips into your pots. This allows growers to produce much bigger yields with much less hassle.

Drip irrigation – sounds complicated right? It really isn’t! Take the Wilma for example… the pots are filled with your chosen growing medium, you set the timer to the desired feeding duration and frequency, and a pump delivers nutrient solution through the drippers and into the pots. It’s as simple as that. This makes them the perfect growing system if you want to feed your plants little and often but still desire increased yields with the familiarity of using pots!

The Flo-Gro is another brilliant yet simple drip system and it is almost impossible to overwater due to the dripper ring only releasing solution slowly… with pebbles offering excellent drainage. The speed of the draining through the pebbles reoxygenates the roots at every feed ensuring long-term root health. The Flo-Gro is designed for those plants that you intend to keep long term. We’ve had plants in Flo-Gro’s in our polytunnel for many, many years.

When choosing a drip-feed system, keep in mind that the process has been made intentionally simple, so using a drip system with any media is easy – the only thing you have to do is tiny tweaks to the timing to reflect exactly how much nutrients you want your plants to receive.

 

Here’s a sample feed guide based on the media you’ll be using.

 

Feed Time Guide for coco/soil

Feed Time Guide for 60/40

Feed Time Guide for pebbles

Start

1x 15 minute feed per day

2 x 15 minutes feeds per day

2 x 15 minutes feeds per day

Veg

2 or 3 x 15 minute feeds per day

3 x 15 minute feeds per day

3-4 x 15 minute feeds per day

Flowering

3 to 5 x 15 minute feeds per day

4-5 x 15 minute feeds per day

4-6 x 15 minute feeds per day

 

And it’s that easy! The Wilma Drip System is an ideal first hydroponic growing system that provides fuss-free feeding and ultimately bigger yielding plants. View our range of dripper systems by clicking here

 Check out our Why use Wilma video