Quote: Monoxide wrote in post #3
hmm, sounds interesting. I have not seen one before. Is it better to let it drain to waste? or is it fine to let is soak back up within the soil?
For weed I run hydro, but for house plants and weed outdoors I use smart pots. With the smart pots I always pour the water/nutes in the tray the pots are in and let them wick it up. As long as the plants aren't left sitting in water (for an extended period of time) it works fine. If they soak it all up, I add a little more water/nutes to figure out how much they want. Obviously as they grow they need more, so this way they get what they need without over watering
I believe drain to waste is just pouring water/nutes in a reservoir, and letting the plants wick up what they want for a certain amount of time (say 30 mins), then letting the water/nutes drain out.