For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

Pump assisted system

As you continue to add more growing containers to your system you may eventually come to a point where you feel that filling tanks has become more of a chore than a pleasure. This can become more apparent when you first encounter a very hot and windy day as the plants are all in a growth cycle. Water that you have grown accustomed to lasting for several weeks can be gone in a few days.

Hydroponics Guide

The added demands for water in these conditions is surprising. Fortunately, provided there is water available, the system copes wonderfully well because it is at this stage that the deficiencies of hand watering or even programmed watering really show up. But when you start to feel that you are there to serve your system rather than it being the other way around, it’s time to consider upgrading to a pressurised system. So we introduce you to yet another ingenious innovation by Jim Fah – the Smart-pump Feeding System. There are several ways nutrient solution can be delivered to the growing modules. It can be fed from a small pressure-switch pump as shown in diagrams A and B page 28 together with different options for nutrient supply and additional dosing of other chemicals such as pH correction fluids.



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