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 DEEP WATER CULTURE (DWC)

Deep Water Culture is a method for hydroponics cultivation that allows the roots of your plants to be permanently submerged into water and nutrients. This would normally saturate the roots and cause the death of the plant, but by simply placing an air stone into the water and nutrient to deliver high levels of oxygen, allows the roots to flourish and your plants to survive and grow rapidly. Water and nutrients are stored in a sealed chamber or tank that can have mesh pots fitted into the top to support and grow your plants. An air pump is needed for deep water culture to work, and is fitted to air stones that are placed inside the tank, the air pump is normally run permanent to keep the water and nutrient highly oxygenated and mixed well. Deep water culture requires water levels kept high to begin, so the mesh pot is slightly submerged into the water and nutrient, keeping the young plant moist and fed. As the roots develop out of the mesh pot and into the water and nutrient, the level can be lowered slightly to suit and allow even more oxygen to the roots.

DIRECT CURRENT

A direct current is a continuous flow of electricity that can only flow in one direction.

DRIP SYSTEMS

Drip systems deliver water and nutrients into your growing media through pipes, fittings and drippers, to feed your plants. This is a common method for hydroponics, soil and coco cultivation that is used around the world for commercial growing to produce crops indoors or outdoors. There are various designs and sizes of drippers available, but basically they all do the same job, which is to release the water and nutrients slowly into the growing media. Drip systems will normally require a water tank for storage and a pump to deliver the water through the irrigation system. When the pump is turned on, the water and nutrient will be delivered through the pipes and out of the drippers into the growing media. This type of irrigation delivery system can easily be made with pipe, fittings and drippers, and will save hours of watering large amounts of potted plants that are grown indoors or outdoors.

 



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