It is hard to believe that it has been two years since I started researching and developing the aeroponic system I use today. When I started this blog it was because of a couple of reasons but most to make a journal of my attempt at aeroponics. And to my amazement still today it is astounding how well this home made system works along with how little it costs to build and maintain.
Indoors and/or Outdoors the System Works
2012 was the first year to take the system outdoors, and what a year! Anyone that came onto our back deck got to see first hand the huge plants and take home some produce. With only a six tub system the plants were like Little Shop of Horrors and Attack of Killer Tomato Plants. I think I will grow a few less tomato plants next year and plan a little better for the crop.
But over all I learned a few new extra tips for making a better aeroponic system that is still to easy to build and makes more sense than my first system I made. All the materials are the same as I have in the book, but just better, especially in the flow back to the reservoir.
Aeroponic Water Flow Back
This has to be the most important part of the system. And I have to believe no matter what system we use , proper drainage is important. Even in soil proper drainage is crucial and as in Aquaponics, Hydroponics and Aeroponics drainage plays a vital key. When dealing with the problem of root systems clogging up the drain and causing the container to load up with water, is…well, not desirable at all. The new system I have come up with takes care of this problem and insures it can never happen. I know, never means it will happen now. But I am pretty positive that it won’t.
The Spray Delivery
I will be covering this topic next as I have found some interesting things since taking my system outdoors. Running a system at a peak performance and getting everything you can from it to me means efficiency. Developing a garden from seed to harvest has a great feeling and with aeroponics anyone can do it. From my cloning/seedling bucket system, to my seedling to juvenile system to the mature system I have discovered what spray delivery systems work best. I have to say what I found went against what I thought it would work.
Till next time
It has been a while since I have posted here but sometimes one has to take a break, get some air and find that spark to the Why. But I do enjoy sharing, and I thank those who have got my book and have shown and interest in this easy to build system. I also want to thank you and those who just stop on by and see what the heck this is all about.
I do know the importance to some sort of measure to self sustaining. If not for that maybe just the fun of it, but fun can turn into “What Do I Do With All This Food!” So plan carefully as one seed can produce a lot.