Growing Systems / Aeroponics
Aeroponics uses little to no growing medium and enables virtually 100% of the roots to be exposed oxygen and nutrient solution at the perfect ratio virtually 100% of the time! It is therefore no surprise that some of the quickest growth and biggest yields can be achieved. The Nutriculture Amazon System is the choice to go for if you choose to grow Aeroponically. What's more, if you decide to raise your cuttings and seedlings in an aeroponic propagator they can be transplanted from one system to the other using the same net pot for maximum simplicity.
How does it work?
Young plants or rooted cuttings are placed in net pots and hang down into the misting chamber that sits on top of a nutrient solution tank. A pump sits in the tank which is connected to a sprinkler system in the misting chamber. The roots are then constantly misted with nutrient solution.
Many years were spent developing the misting mechanism so that the water droplet size is perfect. Too large a water droplet means less oxygen is available to the root system. Too fine a water droplet produces excessive root hairs and not enough lateral root system.
The fact that the misting chamber is so oxygen-rich also means that disease is prevented (because most root diseases can't survive in such conditions) so large numbers of plants can be grown in smaller spaces without the risk of disease.