As you may know, roots also need water to grow, this is where the sprinklers, reservoir, and pump come in.
A small leak in a reservoir or the lack of electricity to power up the sprinklers at the correct time will cause plants to start dying very quickly and can be dead beyond salvage in less than a day.
2. How does Aeroponics work?
Aeroponics consists mainly of suspending the roots in the air, unlike growing in soil or other mediums where sometimes there’s a lack of oxygen or CO2. In this method the roots are literally surrounded by oxygen and CO2, thus fixing this problem.
First of all, aeroponics requires attention 24/7 and the person responsible must have experience with this kind of system, as they’re not for beginners.
4. Disadvantages Of Growing In Aeroponics
This method of growing is said to have been invented out of hydroponic techniques and is still considered a hydroponic technique by a lot of growers.
Clones need to get vegetative light, so 18 hours a day. Make sure to get a light that isn’t too hot, and set it up 1-2′ above the clones. T5s work great for clones.
Aeroponic systems usually work on a timer, misting roots at set intervals throughout the day. Because of this, power outages, broken pumps, clogged nozzles, and empty reservoirs can all derail your growing.
Aeroponics also uses much less water compared to regular soil growing as water not taken in by plants is recycled.
How to grow aeroponic weed step-by-step
Aeroponic growing systems use a water-tight chamber that has multiple misters in it. Also known as “cloner,” you can buy these ready-made or build your own.
An aeroponic setup will also save space as plants can be placed closer together because they don’t have to fight for soil. The lack of soil also helps prevent pests.
Aeroponic systems are known for the quality product they produce. Applying nutrients directly to roots allows for development of large, healthy buds. Buds grown with aeroponics are known to blossom with ripe trichomes and in high yields, making for a lucrative and desirable end product.
Advantages of aeroponic systems for weed
In an aeroponics setup, cannabis plant roots are in full contact with oxygen at all times, helping roots thrive. Also, when nutrients are dissolved in water and directly applied, they will be more readily available for the plant to uptake.
Roots without moisture will quickly start dying, so you need to have systems in place to alert you of failures, and you need to be on hand to solve problems when they arise. Aeroponics requires close attention to detail and can be labor-intensive and time-consuming.