Posted on Sep 10, 2012 | Comments 0
If you are someone who enjoys growing your own vegetables indoors then you may have heard about the aeroponic system in the past. This is actually a system of growing plants that is quite similar to hydroponics, so any hydroponic grower may want to think about making the switch. There are many advantages to this new type of growing system, so you should at least take a look at the growing format before you make any decisions.
The main benefit of the aeroponic system is that it will allow you to grow various types of plants in a pot filled with poor or non-existent soil. The crazy part about this system is that the plants will actually grow in the air rather than in the actual soil. This may seem quite strange at first, but it is actually quite a rather unique way of growing some herbs or vegetables in your very own home.
You may think that it will be hard to find all of the things that you will need for aeroponic growing, but the fact of the matter is that you can actually use a hydroponic kit to get yourself started.
These two methods of growing are rather similar, so you will be able to make the change to aeroponics rather quickly if you are someone who has already dabbled in the world of hydroponics in the past.
More details about the aeroponic system and how it works
If you are familiar with the world of hydroponics then you undoubtedly know about the concept of using a reservoir to hold all of the nutrients and water that your plants are going to need. In the aeroponic system, your plants will actually be hanging right above the reservoir that contains all of their nutrients and water.
The reservoir is the key to the entire aeroponic process because that is where your plants get their food to grow and reach their full potential over a long period of time.
One of the main reasons that aeroponic plants are able to grow so quickly is that the plants’ roots are exposed to a lot of oxygen while they are hanging in the air. All you have to do is put the main part of the plant in some kind of holder and let the roots hang down underneath the rest of the plant. You will then spray the nutrients and water onto the roots of your plant from time to time to make sure that they are still getting everything that they need to grow and survive.
Take your time learning this new growing process
There are some complications to the aeroponic system, but the basis of the system is rather simple to understand quickly. You should setup your own little test area to learn about the process because you will probably need to learn while you are growing your first aeroponic plants. This is a fun way to grow your plants because it’s something different that not many people have tried in the past.
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