So we are getting this blog together for DWC first timers as a step by step guide to help you succeed in your DWC grow.
Many people are switching to LED Grow Lights in combination with DWC from some very dramatic results.
So first things first lets gather the ingredients
Step 1: Clean Everything
Wash your buckets.
Measuring jugs, syringes etc.
Step 2: Balance Your Bits
Also as your plants are only young when you transplant them, this is a vital stage in their development.
Step 3: Ensure Adequate Air Flow
One of the main reasons that DWC is such a fruitful way of growing plants is that they plants get huge amounts of air into the root zone 24/7.
Your DWC pots must have an air stone in the bottom of the pot providing air to the nutrient solution. This ensures that your plants get all the air that they need it also ensures that the nutrient solution does not become stagnant.
Step 4: Correct Working PH
The ideal working PH for these mediums is 5.6 - 5.8
Step 5: Correct Water Level
When the plants have no roots emerging from the bottom en mass then you need to ensure that the net pots are submerged to a level that covers the plants rooting zone, this is very important because if you do not submerge the root zone before roots have developed the seedling / cutting can dry out very quickly resulting in the death or your plants.
When the plants have roots coming out of the net pot on all sides and the bottom and the roots are long you will then want to fill your DWC pots to 1-2 inches below the bottom of the net pot. This then creates an air zone before the roots meet the water and results in massive fast growth due to the extra air to the plant.