Aeroponics: A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners

If you want more control over your cannabis plant's growing environment, try aeroponics. This guide will give you everything you need to get started.

Aeroponics is a method of growing plants that does not require a growing medium. Instead, plants are suspended in the air. Although it is a slightly less well-known technique, there are a number of advantages to growing weed using an aeroponic setup. This guide will give you everything you need to get a successful crop.

Aeroponics: A Quick Introduction

The most distinctive feature about aeroponics cultivation is that it doesn’t use a growing medium. When you use this technique, you use an apparatus to suspend plants in the air. The roots dangle down beneath while the rest of the plant sticks out above the aeroponics setup. Plants in an aeroponics system are fed by misting the roots with a nutrient-rich water solution.

The primary benefit to this type of growing is that it gives you more control over the growing environment than nearly any other technique. In this regard, it’s similar to hydroponics.

On top of the control this technique gives you, aeroponics also significantly decreases the chances that your plants will get sick or attacked by harmful pests. That’s because there is just so little that your plants come into contact with.

In other growing methods, diseases and pests can reach your plant by way of the growing medium. But since the only thing your plants will come into contact with in an aeroponics grow is whatever you use to hold them in the air, there isn’t a whole lot that can infect them.

Finally, a successful aeroponics grow can help your plants grow quickly. The plentiful supply of oxygen reaching your plants helps kick their growth into overdrive.

Now that you’ve got a basic understanding of aeroponics, here is one of the easiest ways to set up your own aeroponics grow operation. Here’s what you will need:

Step 1: Cut Holes Into Lid

To get started, use the drill and hole saw to cut holes into the lid of your bucket or tote. These holes will eventually be where your plants go, so be sure they’re evenly spaced out and that they’ll give each plant enough space to grow and spread out.


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