The Urban Farmer, Issue #063 * Easy Aeroponics * Home Grown Herbs * Simple
“When I go into the garden, I
forget everything. It’s uncomplicated in my world of gardening. It’s trial and
error, really. If something doesn’t work, it comes out, and you start all over
Aeroponics: Build this Easy System!
Just what is aeroponics? With
this advanced hydroponics technique, you forgo the use of
not only soil, but also traditional hydroponic growing media
like Hydroton or Coco coir. Instead, the plants roots
are suspended in the air (in a closed chamber) and nourished
by a fine misting of nutrient solution. This provides for an
extensive hairlike root base and lush plant/crop growth.
Sounds ideal, right? Well, there is a drawback to the
aeroponic system. Since there is nothing surrounding the roots to help hold
moisture, if the electricity goes off, your plants will die… and rather
quickly. if the power outage is short, you could save your plants by hand
misting the roots with a spray bottle and clean water. Long-term without
electricity? If you want to go this route, invest in a small gas generator to
run the aeroponic misting pump.
Ready to try your hand at aeroponics? Build this simple system:
Hydroponic Herb Garden in your kitchen
Once you have tried the savory taste of home-grown
herbs, you will never go back to bottled spices! We highly recommend this sturdy
unit for home culinary herb production. We keep one year-round on the kitchen
counter, planted with our favorite cookin’ spices… like oregano, chives, basil
Read more about this hydroponic herb garden
Video of the Month:
Super Simple cloning:
Hydro Tip of the Month- Which
nutrient solution should I choose?
We heartily recommend General Hydroponics Flora
nutrients system. The products are superior, cheap, and
easy to find. Once you get set up, don’t forget our
mixing chart. Simply print it out and tape it to the wall of your grow room.
We hope you have enjoyed this issue of The Urban Farmer Ezine. Each month, we will bring you another inspiring photo, gardening quote or idea, plus fresh new hydroponics news, techniques & products.
Insiders tips to get you growing…
~Stella and Simon from