Garden results with Aeropnics uses no soil to grow a fresh garden that you can eat from every day is a delightful experience my family enjoys. We love how fast it grows and how good the lettuce tastes. While this is my first outdoor system time will tell how the tomatoes and peppers will do. They are flowering and I am praying the bees will find them and pollinate.
While I have been looking for honey bees in the back yard clover and small flowers I have yet to see any. It has made me think that I need to look into having a bee hive as they don’t seem to be as abundant as they use to. I know without bees I will have to use my indoor method using an electric tooth brush to mimic a bee and pollinate the flowers. I hope not, but if I have to I will. So in the next week if I don’t see signs that bees have visited I will have no choice.
One other thing that I have liked so far is there is no weeding involved with my aeroponic garden. And the bugs are not eating it up and the rabbits, as everything are off the ground. What a delight not to have to use pesticides or fencing to keep un-wanted critters out of my garden. I think I spend more time looking at the garden than I do working it. At best I go put water in the reservoir tank and add some nutrients. The plants eat up the water as they grow on an average of a gallon a day and it is visual as the plants grow every day.
Most of all I like the convenience of going out and picking what I want to eat. I know that the daylight is going to start decreasing as we just passed the longest day of the year. The plants will start changing and wanting to go to seed. I do know with light supplementation I can stop the process and fool the plant to think it is the longest day of the year. But experience tells me that until we start having 15 hour light days I really don’t have to think about it yet.
My plans are to bring my developed garden indoors when winter months approach. But for now, I am enjoying the summer with my soilless garden called Aeroponics.