Aeroponics is a hydroponic system that consists of spraying the roots of plants with a mist of nutrient solution. This allows a better penetration of both the nutrient solution and oxygen.
The name tends to separate aeroponics and hydroponics: the first would be etymologically “the work of the air” and the second “the work of water”. In reality, aeroponics is a method of hydroponics (yes, the nutrients are still transported by water, even if it is sprayed).
Setting up an aeroponics system
To set up an aeroponics system, you will need
- A tank in a suitable plastic.
- A water pump and a timer.
- Net pots
The pump will, with the help of the foggers, spray the nutrient solution on the roots of the plants. The installation is very simple:
- Install the tank
- Place the water pump connected to the timers
- Install the misting nozzle
- Put the nutrient solution, close the system.
- Set up your plants.
- Start the aeroponics system.
Advantages and disadvantages of aeroponics
- Plants are better oxygenated, without the need for an air pump in the tank.
- The absorption of the plants is more intense in aeroponics
- Aeroponics is very technical, it requires
- sophisticated equipment
- Like all active systems, the pump stops supplying water and nutrients and the plants quickly wither.