A Deep Water Culture (DWC) is a low maintenance hydroponic system that can yield huge results in a small space! Like most systems, the DWC requires a reservoir, nutrients, a porous medium in which to grow plants, an air pump, air stone, and tubing to connect the two.
Essentially, a deep water culture system is a plant suspended in an oxygenated and nutrient rich solution. The root capillaries will transport water and nutrients to the plant directly from the nutrient rich reservoir. Seen in the photo below, clay pebbles provide an inert porous medium needed to house the plant. Other options include rockwool, coco coir, perlite, and rootcubes.
If you are transplanting from a soil environment, thoroughly wash off the plant's roots with water (and a 50:50 water and peroxide mixture, if preferred) before putting it into its new home.
Fill the bucket with water, leaving 2-3 inches of air at the top. Add hydroponic safe nutrients to the water, using the appropriate type for the plant's type and stage. Follow the directions on the bottle for measurements. We recommend changing the nutrient reservoir every 1 to 2 weeks in order to maximize potential growth.
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Taproot also sells the individual components of the deep water culture to give customers the ability to customize their own hydroponic system.
Wishing you all a plentiful harvest! As always, feel free to come into the shop located at 1640 Hawthorne Ave, Smyrna, GA 30080 and/or call us at 404-464-8313 with questions and comments.