Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Aeroponic Veggie Garden ~week 1 / June 18 2010

My husband and I originally looked at buying a pre made aeroponic system that was all ready to go. Once we saw how easy they looked to assemble, we decided to try making our own.
  • We purchased a durable 18 gallon tote with a tight fitting lid, aquarium pump to spray the nutrient water up to the roots, an aquarium air stone to provide oxygen to the water.
  • We cut circles in the lid where we wanted the baskets to go.
  • I picked out which plants I was going to grow. The tomato plant started as a cutting from my container tomato. They are super 100's cherry tomatoes. The cucumer and three cauliflower were bought from the market in dirt pots. The lettuce I grew from a seed.
I gently washed the dirt from roots of the plants I wanted to transplant. I lowered the roots and plant in to the basket and held it where I thought would be the perfect position and then slowly filled the basket in with hydrogen clay pellets. The pellets hold the plant in place. The spray from the fountain keeps the roots drinking water at a constant steady pace.

1 comment:

  1. Where did you get your net pots? :) those ones are nice