Ultrasonic Aeroponic System

Author: Jared Bouck

Project Cost:22.00

Est Construction Time: .5 Hr

Required Skill Level: Basic Hand Tool Skills


This simple low cost system provides amazing results in plant and root development. utilizing low cost and low power usage ultrasonic foggers we atomize a nutrient solution in a high oxygen high humidity environment that promotes rapid plant development. we were surprised at the effectiveness of this system and its ability to yield amazingly healthy plants ready to move onto the vegetative growth cycle with strength and vigor.

This build is super easy. The only real tool you will need is a razor blade. All of the elements for this project can be purchased at your favorite home improvement store with the exception of the ultrasonic mister. While we recommend the general hydroponics line of nutrients, liquid miracle grow will work as well and costs a lot less.

Plastic tub:

Nothing to special here. The only consideration is that you will want enough water for the fogger to work optimally and a good air space for the fog. I recommend around 6 inches

Net Cups:  For our project here we used a 3 inch net cup. After tinkering I would recommend a 2 inch cup for most herbs and 3 inch for any larger veggies

Hydroton: Basically hydroton is an expanded clay pellet. It holds a little moisture but gives an excellent surface for roots to get hold. You can use pea gravel as a substitute… but you may as well use the best you can get as it will cost you less than 5.00 for this project

Ultrasonic Mister: So these little fogger units are perfect for this project. You can pick them up on ebay for 5.00-6.00. Make sure it comes with a power supply.

Seeds: I have tried several strains of tomato and pepper with great success. But the smaller strains tend to ripen faster… and I love to see the fruits of my labors sooner!

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1 Comment

  1. January 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    This is an excellent write up! I really like how you make this entire process as simple as you could. I also liked that you followed through to show the plant growth, versus plant growth in soil. I want to take this one step further and also compare this method to other methods such as Drip, ebb/flow, NFT, etc. This method seems relatively simple, cost effective, and excellent results.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to create this guide!! :-)

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