What Is The Wick System?
You don't need soil to grow plants, as hydroponics involves supplying the root system with water and dissolved nutrients to equip the plant with everything it needs to survive. There are many types of hydroponic systems which describe unique ways to deliver their nutrient solution and the one you're going to learn about today is the Wick System.
There are no moving parts and if there are no moving parts it tends to mean there's no electricity. We'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume by now you've inferred from the title the Wick System utilises capillary action from a wick being dipped into the nutrient solution.
Here's what you'll need
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As with all hydroponic systems, you’ll need a reservoir for your nutrient solution. It doesn't matter what size the reservoir is as long as it's big enough to provide an adequate volume of nutrient solution to your plants. Moreover, it's easier to control the pH of nutrients in larger reservoirs as the deviations in concentrations must be greater before they have a noticeable effect. In this joomla youtube plugin