Top Feeding Wicking System

Wick hydroponic systems are, in principle, the easiest of all hydroponic systems to create and operate, and they are usually cheapest to set up. So long as capillary action can be triggered, a working wick system can be accomplished. Like a good game though, a wick system takes a moment to learn but can take a lifetime to master.

What you need to build a wick system:

  • A bucket or container for the plant.
  • A bucket or container for the reservoir.
  • Good wicking growing media like coco coir, Vermiculite, or perlite.
  • Some strips of material like felt or good wicking rope.

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