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Seeing the positive results of my small wick system cups, I decided to experiment with an up-scaled version on a White Devil’s Tail pepper, which had been growing in a small Kratky setup.
Note: This is an experiment, and at the time of this post I can’t attest to how well it will work or not. I’ll post updates on how it does.
- 1 five gallon bucket
- 1 six inch net pot bucket lid
- 1 inch wide strip of cloth (I used micro fiber)
- Coco Coir
- 3/4″ x 24″ PVC tube (bottom needs to be cut at an angle to allow water flow)
- 2.5 gallons nutrient solution (3-14-38 masterblend, Epsom Salt, Calcium Nitrate)
- White Devil’s Tail plant
- Insert the strip of cloth through the bottom of the net pot about 4 inches.
- Drill a one inch hole in the net pot lid and insert 3/4″ pipe.
- Drill a 1/4″ overflow hole in the side of the bucket about an inch below where the bottom of the net pot will be. Ensure that the nutrient solution will not touch the bottom of the net pot.
- Put plant in net pot with potting medium and water in.
- Rinse bucket and fill with nutrient solution to just below the overflow hole.
- Place the plant under grow light.
I’m hoping that the constant feed for the plant combined with large reservoir should work out well for the plant, and for me (not having to water every day). Please see the video below to see how this was put together. I will post updates here and on YouTube showing how it does. Subscribe to my channel to get notifications of new updates for this and other projects.