Once you have a garden growing in aeroponics, patience becomes a thing you have to deal with. Don’t get me wrong, there is always something to do to your garden, but the time it takes to maintain the reservoir takes only minutes a day or even every other day. In matter of fact if your lights are set to a good level above your plants you can walk away from the garden for days.
I cannot help but stare at my plants as they grow and if I sit there long enough I will actually see some move while they are stretching towards the light. Even the next day I can see new growth while I have to do nothing but watch and observe. It can be very boring as any garden grows.
The plan is in the calendar, marking the days when things need to be done and doing those tasks when it is called for. A good example would be topping the plant to spur lower branches of the plant to shoot up. I do this to create more yields from the plant and only take the littlest portion of new growth.
Aeroponics can be boring to say the least and really is no different than an outdoor garden. Taking the seed to germination, raising to good root growth and then watching it grow over the next few months to maturity. What I like at this stage is where I can take a plant that is just in maturity and clone it to make others just like it. This is a true sustainability without seed and germinating. This process can take months off the process of growing and you know what to expect from the plant.
I believe as more people see how easy it is to grow plants indoors they will also come to realize the importance to having fresh plants to harvest and feast from. As prices go up and are expected to increase I can say that having a productive garden that can be grown year round gives me a great amount of pleasure and comfort knowing I have a food source that is sustainable for me and my family.
I have to say also that aeroponics gives the opportunity for everyone to have a green thumb and success to having a fresh food supply independent from the super market. Give it a try, it isn’t that hard!