The AutoPot 24-Pot systems are where the Autopots really come into their own, where hand-watering is simply too much of a time commitment for most hobby gardeners. The 24-pot systems will fill 6-10 square metres of growing area depending on plant size and spacing.
AutoPot systems are plant driven, gravity-fed systems (meaning no noise from pumps or potential pump failure). The Aquavalve in each pot-base will fill the tray to 20mm and then close until the tray is completely empty before refilling to 20mm, allowing every plant an essential dry period and be fed on demand regardless of the rest of the plants in the room.
We recommend growers use a good quality soil in this system such as Plagron Lightmix or Canna Terra Professional Plus (always on around a 40-50mm bed of clay pebbles).
Available with the standard 15l square pots or the larger 25l square-to-round ‘XL’ versions each system is supplied with a 225l Flexitank and all of the necessary fittings and pipework to set the system up. We also list the system with a 400l FlexiTank for those wanting to leave the system for longer periods (up to around a week) without topping up the tank. All options come with Iceline supply pipe to keep the nutrient temperature to a minimum whilst between the reservoir and the plant.
As with all of the Autopot systems, your plants will need to be hand-watered from the top as required for the first 7-10 days. Once the roots have had a chance to establish within the pot the tap can be turned on. It is a very good idea to clean the 16mm filter every few weeks and avoid putting any organics or viscous additives in the reservoir.