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  • Help with Aeroponics set up

    Created by John Asadourian on


    My name is John Asadourian. I have a friend who is in the process of experimenting with aeroponics. The system will be used in a school and it is important that the learning curve is small.

    Will you be able to counsel him in the initial build and set up as well as which crops will do well in an aeroponics system? Also, heat seems to be a factor and how to properly ventilate the area.

    Thank you in advance for your time.

    John Asadourian
    Prescott Slow Food
    School Garden Coordinator

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    Eric Vinje

    Hello Jon,

    We can most likely help your friend with any questions he may have. Although our hydroponic section is geared more towards ebb & flow and well as continuous flow systems, our staff may still assist you in questions you have about setup and nutrients.

    Heat is a big factor when doing aeroponics. Some get around this issue by using foggers (technically called fogponics), others have larger water reserves and use the water itself as a heat sink.

    Whenever someone is getting into hydroponics, I always recommend growing peppers. They are hardy plants, are not photo dependent for fruit production, and can bounce back well from grower error. Other good options are herbs like basil, lemon balm, mint, or plants that have low profiles.

    Please write, or come into our retail store, if you or your friend have any more questions.

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