Wilma drip irrigation systems are designed to provide high yields in as simple a way as possible.
Available in a range of sizes to suit the modern grower, the Wilma system has been developed to include:
- Improved spacing between pots
- A handy nutrient mixing tap
- Easier access to the reservoir
Wilma is a collaboration between Atami and Nutriculture.
Why yields are bigger when using a Wilma.
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 water-log 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.
Questions & Answers
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 Atami’s 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.