One love. In response to several AeroGarden questions that have been asked over the years, I have put together this overview on the pluses and minuses of this system.
I have completed three grows using this system with wonderful results.
1. Water Efficiency– I’ve never used a grow set-up that did as much with one gallon of H2O as this one. The resevoir is almost one gallon and can easily support 3 strong plants (we’ll get into that later down the road). Don’t neglect to fill the resevoir as required with plain distilled water.
2. Ease of use– This system necessitates minimal cleaning through the whole growing cycle.
3. Size– This system is small enough to suit almost any small area. The Aerogardens dimensions are about TWELVE x TWENTY x EIGHT. They do make these in different sizes also. It is ridiculously space saving for its’ designed (or unintended; ) function.
4. Resistance to Disease/Fungus– The build of the Aerogarden helps it to be resistant to outside contaminants. It is necessary, however, to maintain the paper tops to the seeds pods. These not only protect your little girls from bad microorganisms, by not allowing excessive sunlight to hit the sponge surface of one’s growing medium, they also prevent sunlight from piercing to the roots, as a result damaging them. In case the paper tops come off, a handy replacement would be to cut out a bit of duct tape the size of the paper tops and put a hole in it and your good to go.
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6. Moveability of the Pods– Throughout the process of growing, it can be possible, though not really necessary, to rotate every seeds pod inside pod hole to permit for an even spread of the light. I recommend turning each pod ninety degrees every 7 days or so, but do not go past 180 any direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise) to prevent damaging the roots.
- Yes you can grow some nice big fat bud nugs in the Aerogarden!