This is my 1st post so be gentle LOL, anyway tried growing various peppers last year in a 6ft X 5ft grow room with a 400watt light/ballast the medium I used was soil and watered/feed when pots got light, needless to say the results were dismal.
So over the winter Iâ€™ve been researching Hydroponics and I'm leaning towards the â€œDutch Bucketâ€ system to try and grow some peppers again. So here are a few questions I have:
1. I can get access to food grade dark blue buckets but they are only 2 gallons. Are they big enough?
2. Totally confused on what medium to use (internet overload) leaning toward perlite and Rockwool. Can I use Rockwool cube surrounded by perlite or would the clay pebbles be bette?.
3. Iâ€™ve read watering/feeding 3 to 4 times a day but for what duration or should I set timer to turn off once water come out of overflow?
Ok thatâ€™s a start I will be looking for your input and advice before I go any further.