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First aeroponic attempt

Posted by jbeard (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 24, 07 at 20:34

This is my first attempt with any type of hydroponics. Everything I have read warns that aeroponics are for advanced users and are very complicated. That hasn't been my experience at all. Basically, I added plants (tomatoes, bail and peppers), added nutrients and watched them grow. They have grown very fast and are healthy and loaded with fruit. I haven't had any problems with water lines stopping up, etc. This unit wasn't even supposed to be for growing large tomatoe plants, but has worked very well so far. Seedlings were installed May 11. This photo was June 24.

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RE: First aeroponic attempt

The plants are looking good, nice color of green.

Aeroponics can be tricky because you can get things like clogged tubes, water gets too warm (Should be about 60-80, optimal about 71-75).
Nutrients can also be difficult when just getting into things. Learning what 1/5 of your plants needs more of and how to get the nutes (nutrients) that plant needs without burning (using too much nutes) the healthy plants.

There are a whole bunch of little things that adds up, especially if you build your own system. Looks like you are doing a great job though.

Did you buy your system premade?
What nutrients are you using?
Are you using a schedule?

-James from Backyard-tomatoes.com


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