A method of gardening developed for "space gardening."
It can be used by the rest of us Earth-bound humans.
Its much like Hydroponic gardening, except you use a mist to deliver vital nutrients to your plants. Sep 6
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When Plant Roots Get Fed By Nutrients Mists, It's Called Aeroponics, And It Produces Great Results For High Value Crops Hydroponics is an indoor gardening system that uses sterile root zone media such as rockwool, coco coir or volcanic rock- instead of soil. Growers are responsible for feeding all nutrients to plants, because the root zone media contains no nutrients (although some varieties of coco coir or sphagnum moss contain small amounts of nutrients).
Close-up of lettuce and wheat grown in an aeroponic apparatus, NASAP , 1998. Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium (known as geoponics ). The word "aeroponic" is derived from the Greek meanings of aero - (air) and ponos (labour). Aeroponic culture differs from both conventional hydroponics and in-vitro ( plant tissue culture ) growing. Unlike hydroponics , which uses water as a growing medium and essential minerals to sustain plant growth, aeroponics is conducted without a growing medium. [ 1 ] Because water is used in aeroponics to transmit nutrients, it is sometimes considered a type of hydroponics.
Inflatable Aeroponic System Aeroponics International's (AI) innovation is a self-contained, self-supporting, flexible low-mass aeroponic crop production unit with integral environmental systems for the control and delivery of a nutrient/mist to the roots. This FLEX Aeroponic System model was developed for commercialization as a result of the NASA SBIR Phase I contract for the research and development of a low-mass, Inflatable Aeroponic System (IAS) for producing pesticide-free lettuces, grains, peppers, tomatoes and other vegetables.
Progressive Plant Growing is a Blooming Business Soil. Water. Say that plants don't need them and people may think you've traded your cow -- and your good sense -- for a handful of beans. But NASA-sponsored plant experiments prove that you don't need soil and lots of water to grow a beanstalk that would make Jack proud.
My home aeroponics project continues to grow. The basil is really taking off, the rest of it… hopefully it’ll get … It’s been two weeks since I planted my garden, and the basil is starting to have actual leaves! The oregano … My first garden, the airstone powered one, is now a week old!