Wilma is a self contained drip irrigation system that can be run with coco coir, soil, mixed media, clay pebbles or growstones.
A planter table houses the pots and the nutrient solution is held within the reservoir below the planter table. The system works by implementing timed feeding via dripper stakes, the run off returns back to the reservoir to be used on the next feed.
Early plant development: 1 x 15 min feed per day (Coco/Soil)
2 x 15 min feed per day (Mixed media)
2 x 15 min feed per day (Clay pebbles/Growstones)
Vegetative Growth: 2-3 x 15 min feed per day (Coco/Soil)
3 x 15 min feed per day (Mixed media)
3-4 x 15 min feed per day (Clay pebbles/Growstones)
Flowering Cycle: 3-5 x 15 min feed per day (Coco/Soil)
4-5 x 15 mins feed per day (Mixed media)
4-6 x 15 min feed per day (Clay pebbles/Growstones)
These are guidelines only, and feeds may need to be adjusted to the requirements of your plants.
Dimensions: 90 x 90 cm
Pot options: 4 x 18L pots
Do I need different trays for the different pot sizes?
There are two trays available with the large Wilma Systems; an eight pot tray that is designed for use with the 6 litre pots and a four pot tray that can be used with both the 11 litre and 18 litre pots.
Is the timer included with this Wilma System?
Not included in the Wilma kits is the timer to schedule feeding and watering. However, a simple timer, we recommended a Grasslin Segmental Timer, they are inexpensive and come with the ability to be set at 15 minute intervals over a 24hr period – a time scale ideal for use in the Wilma Systems.
What’s the difference between flood and arrow drippers?
Wilma Systems are supplied with two different drippers to accommodate for the versatility of growing media that can be used. Flood drippers are great when used with clay pebbles whereas arrow drippers are ideal for more absorbent mediums like coco, soil, and rockwool.
Why do we recommend clay pebbles as the most suitable?
Although the Wilma System can be used with a variety of growing media the best results and least hassle tend to be from using clay pebbles. As an active hydroponic system using clay pebbles with Wilma pots is a great match. You’ll get the benefits of increased oxygenation at the root zone from using pebbles and you also won’t have to modify the system in any way (which is often the case when using an absorbent medium like soil or coco).
Do the Wilma Systems require regular maintenance?
To ensure you keep your plants healthy it’s always wise to regularly clean your growing environment and system. One common issue with dripper systems like the Wilma Systems is the tendency to clog, but this can easily be rectified with a good cleaning product. We recommend using Atami ATA Clean.
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