The Small Wilma System combines the ease of growing in pots with the growth-boosting and maintenance-saving benefits of automated feeding.
Their innovative dripper-design bridges the gap between soil/coco and hydroponics, saving time and avoiding overwatering/feeding.
60cm x 60cm x 20cm, they're available in 4x 6l and 4x 11l pot combinations. Click here for other available sizes.
Wilma systems combine the simplicity of gardening in pots with the advantages of timer automated feeding. These clever systems ensure you can grow great plants with minimum fuss.
Wilma pots are essentially a re-circulating hydroponic system but they are able to be used with a variety of growing media; including soil, clay pebbles, coco, and rockwool. However, we always recommend using the Wilma Systems with clay pebbles as this will provide extra aeration at the root zone for boosted growth and simplifies the set-up and use of these systems.
These systems are the ideal stepping stone from hand-watered soil gardening to automated gardening using active hydroponic growing methods. When using a timer with these systems (not included) you have the freedom of setting feeding schedules which reduces the maintenance requirements of looking after your plants.
There are also many advantages to using a timer for little but often feeding over hand watering once a day. A little but often schedule ensures your plants have a constant supply of the water and nutrients they need without running the risk of overwatering/overfeeding.
These small Wilma Systems have a reservoir volume of 30 litres and the tray measures 60cm x 60cm x 20cm. Both are four-pot systems available with either 6 litre pots or 11 litre pots. These pots are fully interchangeable as the tray is a standard size so you can replant hassle-free without the need to buy another system.
If youd like a larger system, then we also have medium, large, and XL Wilma Systems available.
The complete Wilma kit contains a tank, tray, pots, pump, delivery system, flood drippers, arrow drippers, and full instructions for set up.
Key features of the small Wilma System include:
Wilma Systems are the perfect stepping stone from soil to hydro and great for reducing the burden/maintenance of hand watering your plants daily. The timer system allows plants to be fed little and often which is shown to be an effective way to boost growth and increase overall yield. We recommend using Wilma Systems with clay pebbles for ease of use and best results.
It depends on your growing needs. There are different trays available for the different XXL system layouts. A 5 pot, 8 pot, 16 pot, and 20 pot tray are available for use with these systems. You can decide to use however many of these as you like, but only one will be supplied with the complete system. Separate trays are available. Please give us a call if you’d like to purchase more than one size.
There are many timers that can be used with the Wilma Systems and each grower will have their own preference (for example some like analogue timers and some prefer digital). As a range of timers can be used the manufacturer has decided to leave this element down to individual choice. If you want a good, inexpensive timer that’ll make setting feeding schedules easy then we recommend the Segmental Timer.
Two different types of drippers are supplied to accommodate for the versatility of using different growing media with the Wilma Systems. Arrow drippers are more suited to absorbent media such as coco or soil, whereas if you use our recommendation of clay pebbles, the flood drippers are the most effective method of delivering water and nutrients to your plants.
Simply because we have found that the Wilma Systems are most effective when using this growing medium. Clay pebbles ease the process of setting up the system (with other mediums a separate nutrient tank may be required) and they give you all the benefits of increased aeration at the root zone.
Over time dripper systems can have a tendency to clog or become partially blocked. However, by maintaining a regular cleaning schedule for your system and using a product such as Atami’s ATA Clean you shouldn’t experience any trouble with blocking or clogging. Keeping a clean system will help eliminate these associated issues.