In a Wilma system, plants grow in pots which are above a tank filled with a nutrient solution. This nutrient solution is pumped through drippers (to feed the plants) and then passes back into the reservoir tank. The beauty of this system is that it can be used with any growing medium (soil, coco, clay pebbles or rockwool) and you can easily control the amount of feed given to your plants with a timer. When compared to hand feeding, the Wilma system provides bigger yields due to the fact that your plants are fed little and often.
The Wilma System is a great growing system for new and experienced growers. Unlike some systems the wilma as a whole can be put together in minutes. Simply place the reservoir in your grow-room or the base of your tent, put the top trays on top of the reservoir and then place the pots onto it. Install the pump and distribution piping. Fill the pots with your substrate (soil, coco, rockwool, clay pebbles). Run drip-lines from the piping to each pot and connect the correct dripper for the substrate you are using (use the flood-drippers for clay pebbles and use the arrow-drippers for substrates with greater water retention - soil, coco, rockwool). Fill the reservoir with of water and mix in your nutrients, boosters and additives according to your feeding schedule. (For those unsure of suitable feeds you can drop us an email and we can recommend feeding regimes) Transplant your plants into the pots and insert the drippers into the substrate in each pot close to each plant.
Most growers use a 24Hr timer such as the Lumii and Grasslin time-switch to switch the water-pump on and off and thereby control the feeding times. Set your programmed time-switch to the correct time, plug it into a mains outlet and switch on. Plug the water-pump into the timer. The pump will now water your plants according to the programme you have set on the timer. Most segmental timers have a minimum 15-minute on-period. For small plants in clay pebbles start with 2 or 3 15-minute feeds per day spread out through the lights-on period. For small plants in more water-retentive media, start with one or two 15-minute feeds per day. For both types of media, the number of feeds per day will usually need to be increased as your plants grow larger.
Wilma Small Dimensions
Wilma Small - 60cm X 60cm - 4 x 6 litre - 30 litre
Wilma Small - 60cm X 60cm - 4 x 11 litre - 30 litre
We recommend the Wilma Small is used with the Budbox 75cm x 75cm such the Budbox Silver 75cmx75cmx160cm or Budbox Silver 75cmx75cmx200cm these tents are also available in white. The Secret Jardin HS80 is also great for those on a budget measuring 80cmx80x180cm.