Saturday, April 17, 2010

Homebuilt aeroponic system

Finally, I have had an opportunity to try my home-built aeroponic system in the greenhouse. The unit is shown above planted with Salad Bowl and Capitan lettuce that was transplanted to the unit a few weeks ago.

There is a lot of hoopla about aeroponic units being so much superior to other methods of hydroponic gardening, however my experience is that it performs just about as well as my other units.

The downside is that it is more difficult for a beginner to construct, and it may be more prone to clogging and leakage.

As long as I have it, I will use it, but I would never pay what they want for a commercially constructed unit.

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