The AutoPot 4-Pot systems are plant-driven, gravity-fed systems that are silent in operation and very low maintenance. For those with a growing area or grow tent of around a square metre these systems are a great option that remove the hassle and commitment required for a hand watering regime. These systems really can produce impressive results out of a square metre with a 600W grow light.
Available with the standard 15l square pots or the larger 25l square-to-round ‘XL’ versions each system is supplied with a 47l tank which will sustain 4 large and heavily fruiting plants for 3-5 days â€“ much longer earlier in the plants cycle (being gravity fed the tank needs topping up when it get down to around 25% full).
We recommend growers use good quality soil in this system such as Plagron Lightmix or Canna Terra Professional Plus (always on around a 40-50mm bed of clay pebbles). We advise against hydroponic substrates (that includes Coco/Coir unless mixed with Soil) because soil can support healthy plant growth over the broadest spectrum of pH values â€“ it is the only growing medium that we have found to reliably perform with this bottom-feeding technique. Plants need to be watered from the top when potting up and should be hand-watered from the top as required for the first 7-10 days. Once the roots have had a chance to establish within the pot the tap can be turned on. It is a good idea to give the 6mm filter within the tank a clean every few weeks and avoid putting any organics or viscous additives in the reservoir.