How to Grow Cannabis in DWC
Benefits of Hydro Over Soil
Differences Between Soil & Hydro
Hydro is a no-brainer for me. Whenever I go back to a hand-watered grow like coco coir, I am always surprised by how much extra time it takes to water plants and remove the runoff. The most intimidating part of hydro is just getting started – after that it’s actually really easy to take care of your plants. In my opinion, hydro is far easier and less time consuming than growing in soil or coco coir once you’re set up. If you are interested in hydro, go for it! If you follow this tutorial you will succeed!
Growing in coco coir can be considered a type of hydroponics since it naturally contains no nutrients and you must provide all the nutrients in the water. However, when you say “hydroponics” most people think of this:
So there are five major parts to getting set up. You need….
Have you seen cannabis plants growing with their roots just floating in a reservoir of water? This type of hydroponics is known as Deep Water Culture (DWC), and has been around for over a 100 years! As more growers gain experience with this medium, DWC has become increasingly popular for growing cannabis. Hydroponic setups are really neat and offer some big benefits over growing in soil!
Today I’ll teach you how to set up your hydroponic reservoir for growing cannabis, and I’ll show you what you need to do each day for optimum growth
Cons of Hydro
Take the plastic tubing coming off of the water pump and run the line to the grow table. Puncture holes in the plastic tubing and extend it to each pot. Attach drip line emitters to the end of the drip lines.
Fill all the pots with clay pellets. Don’t forget to soak the pellets in water overnight so that they get saturated enough to let the roots suck water from them.
What are the best hydroponic nutrients for Marijuana?
The marijuana plants are grown in a water bath/grow table which is enriched with nutrients and oxygen, allowing them to grow in a sterile, inert growing medium.
Plants need love, care, and patience. If you’ve started this, don’t back out and take proper care of your canna-plant properly. Here are a few types of equipment that you’ll require to keep a check on your cheeba, somewhat similar to how we have thermometers and stethoscopes for us.
Step 1: Prepare the reservoir