The Wilma is like a pot with a personal assistant! The Wilma feeds the plants little and often, which provides the plants with more water and nutrients than if they were hand-watered. When watering once per day you can't give a plant all the water and nutrients it needs for optimum growth because you would waterlog the medium and starve the plant of oxygen. In a Wilma the plants are provided with water and nutrients little and often, so they are able to take up more water and nutrient and they are never over or underfed or watered, so the Wilma produces bigger yields compared with pots.Because of the frequent watering clay pebbles can be used which allow much more air around the roots than any other growing medium - and better access to oxygen = bigger yields. Plants benefit from the accurate feeding of active hydroponics and you benefit from the simplicity and flexibility of growing in pots. The ideal step up from a pot. Golden Rule: Use the correct dripper for the growing medium. When growing in clay pebbles, use the flood drippers. For more absorbent media soil, coco, grow cubes, mapito use the arrow drippers. If using clay pebbles treat the Wilma as a re-circulating hydroponic system and top up the tank every few days with half strength nutrient solution. If using an absorbent medium - like soil, coco or rockwool - treat the Wilma as a dripper system with a catchment tank. The aim is to minimise run off and top up the tank with full strength nutrient solution.
Use a cleaning product, like Atamis ATAclean, to prevent dripper blockage. Set feeds on a segmental timer: when plants are young start with 2x or 3x 15minute feeds a day when using clay pebbles.
Set 1x or 2x 15minute feeds a day when using an absorbent medium. Increase the number of feed periods as plants mature.
Size L x W cm. Small 4 (6L) Pots 4 60 x 60. Small 4 (11L) Pots 4 60 x 60.
Large 8 (6L) Pots 8 75 x 75. XL 4 (18L) Pots 4 90 x 90. XL 8 (11L) Pots 8 90 x 90. XXL 8 (18L) Pots 8 115 x 115. XXL 9 (18L) Pots 9 115 x 115.
XXL 16 (11L) Pots 16 115 x 115. XXL 20 (6L) Pots 20 115 x 115. Small Wide 8 (11L) Pots 8 120 x 60.
Small Wide 10 (6L) Pots 10 120 x 60. Large Wide 8 (11L) Pots 8 170 x 75. Large Wide 8 (18L) Pots 8 170 x 75. XL Wide 8 (18L) Pots 8 190 x 90. Feed Time Guide for coco/soil.
Feed Time Guide for 60/40. Feed Time Guide for pebbles. 1x 15 minute feed per day. 2 x 15 minutes feeds per day.
2 or 3 x 15 minute feeds per day. 3 x 15 minute feeds per day.3-4 x 15 minute feeds per day. 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. As with all methods of growing increase or decrease feeds according to plant requirements. The item "Origin IWS Wilma 4 8 System Hydroponics Self Watering Dripper Grow Complete Kit" is in sale since Tuesday, March 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Garden & Patio\Hydroponics\Hydroponic Systems, Parts & Accessories\Hydroponic Systems". The seller is "hydroponics4less" and is located in Solihull. This item can be shipped worldwide.