Wilma XL Systems combine 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.
90cm x 90cm, they're available in 8x 11l, 4x 18l and 4x 25l pot combinations. Click here for other available sizes.
Wilma Systems combine the ease of growing in pots with the benefits of automated, timer-based feeding. Hand-watering your plants daily can not only be an inconvenience, but it also comes with the risk of overwatering and overfeeding, which is a common problem for many growers.
Wilma Systems use a re-circulating hydroponic drip-feed system that can be used with a variety of growing media. For simplicity and the best results we always recommend using clay pebbles with the Wilma pots. Clay pebbles ensure the roots of your plants get plenty of aeration to encourage growth. They also limit the maintenance of adapting these systems for absorbent media like soil (which often requires a set-up with a separate nutrient tank).
It has long been known that watering and feeding plants little and often can boost growth and overall yields compared to watering and feeding once a day. One of the key benefits of the Wilma System is the ability to stagger watering and feeding so your plants get a regular supply of nutrients and water without running the risk of over-doing it.
The Wilma System is also a wise step for any grower looking to make the transition from soil to hydroponic gardening. The pots keep the familiarity of soil-based systems whereas the automated feeding introduces growers to this beneficial aspect of hydroponic gardening.
These XL Wilma Systems have a reservoir volume of 70 litres and the tray measures 90cm x 90cm x 20cm. There are three different pot sizes that come with these systems; 11 litre pots, 18 litre pots, and 25 litre pots.
You can choose a complete system with one of these pot sizes, but they are designed to be fully interchangeable so when it comes to repotting you can do this with ease without having to purchase a new system.
The complete Wilma kit contains a tank, tray, pots, pump, delivery system, flood drippers, arrow drippers, and complete instructions for effortless set up.
Please note that to set feeding schedules you will also need to purchase a timer.
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.