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Quadgrow To Wilma Conversion…….

This is something I decided to do a while back, convert one of my Quadgrows into a 4 pot Wilma system. I was going to wait until the end of the growing season to do it, ready for next season….. however, I bought the bits I needed, and went ahead and did it today πŸ™‚

The “bits” included, a pump, some pipe 2mm & 13 mm, two nipple connectors, stop end and fast flow drippers and a bag of clay pellets.

parts

The first job, was to take the plants out of the Quadgrow, and wash the roots off in warm water.

Quadgrow

Next I fitted the pump into the reservoir and joined all the pipe work up, filled the reservoir with 30 litres of water with nutrients added and tested the drippers.

pipework

When I was happy it was running correctly with no leaks, I washed the clay pebbles, filled the pots and put the plants back in.

wilma

It works a treat ! And it should improve the plants and therefore produce more pods….hopefully !

The good thing is, I haven’t actually altered the design in any way, so still have a fully functional Quadgrow if ever I want to change back πŸ˜‰
I’ve also decided to convert the other Quadgrows at the end of the season….can’t wait !

iggy

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5 comments on “Quadgrow To Wilma Conversion…….

  1. Those plants look stunning, mate! πŸ˜€

  2. Can I please ask you where you bought the pipe, the connectors and the stop. I can’t seem to find them anywhere I look.

  3. Now I know why I couldn’t find it:-). I was looking for a cross from 13mm to 2mm because you said you bought 13mm and 2mm pipes. And I simply couldn’t find that. I’ve found 13mm to 4mm in many places. Thanks for telling me where you bought it, so I could solve my mystery;-)

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