Aeroponics

Aeroponics is a soil less crop growing method where the plants are supported ‘in the air’ and the root systems exposed. The plants are held upright so that the roots can easily be sprayed with a nutrient rich mist.

The whole system can be automated, and it has the advantage of being very economical in its water usage. Approximately half that used for a hydroponic system to feed the same quantity of crops.

Aeroponics is a high yielding method of crop growing and has the potential to seriously increase yield. However, it is not suitable for all plants.

Fogponics, also referred to as “mistponics” is an advanced form of aeroponics. It uses water in a vapourised form to transfer nutrients and oxygen to the enclosed, suspended plant roots.


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