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What is Aeroponics? Is it Something All Growers Should Try?

What is Aeroponics?

The idea behind aeroponics is simple. Basically, roots hang suspended in the air while nutrient solution is sprayed on them, without the use of soil or growing media.

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How it works

Plants are placed into net pots and held in position over sprayed nutrient solution, directly on to the roots. The roots have access to all the food they need as well as the oxygen they need to thrive.

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Who is aeroponics suitable for?

The speed of growth and need to manage pH accurately makes aeroponic growing a technique that better suits an intermediate or advanced level grower, rather than a newbie.

But, if you are experienced and think your results are falling short of what you’d expect from your grow, this really is a technique for you.


The big benefits of aeroponics

Firstly, speed. There’s no quicker method of growing and many growers who have looked to squeeze in an extra grow each year have done so by using an aeroponic grow system like Amazon.


Aeroponic Systems


All you need is air! The biggest difference between aeroponics and conventional hydroponics is that it doesn’t need growing media to work - roots can grow massively with just water and open air. You can actually save water too – when the roots are misted, the excess just drips back to the nutrient reservoir.

  • Increased exposure to oxygen hydration
  • Delivers nutrients directly to the plant roots
  • Reduces susceptibility of plant roots to disease
  • Less maintenance, less water


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Environmental considerations

Whether you’re using aeroponics to develop cuttings or for the full cultivation of plants, getting the correct environment is critical to your success.

Temperature
For cuttings an environmental temperature of 21oC is when they’ll be happiest and thrive along with 70% humidity.

Whether developing cuttings or full plants, try and keep the nutrient solution in your reservoir to 21oC. Any higher and the levels of dissolved oxygen decrease. Much colder and it can shock the plants, slowing down their growth.

pH level
Look to maintain a pH range of 5.8 and 6.2 to help your plants develop quickly and healthily.

With soilless growing going from strength to strength, it’s no wonder more growers are looking to try aeroponics.


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