There are a few people here using a system like this. I am looking for some advice?
Grow space 62 x 33 x 96
media Pro-Mix HP
I am growing in 5gal buckets and copied the system with 2 buckets one on the other one. They are mounted on dial scales for my watering system (so I know when to water).
I wanted a system I could check runoff ppm. Going to feed/water thru the media when I am home but, I travel from time to time need a system for 5 days or so just in case. I can fill this and between the to buckets there 2 gal reservoir.
On aerating roots. I could use Air Pump maybe? but I think I would need to be using the self watering system all the time? and the reservoir needs to be full with a air stone? (the down side too this would have cost of power to run pumps cost to buy them)
- can i drill 2" holes all around in both buckets would this work for aerating the roots?
like this one I use for tomato? but i use them outside |
- Should I drain all the RUNOFF OR let the plans get the runoff after i have watered / feed thru media? when I am home?
using this chart