Ultrasonic Aeroponic System
Author: Jared Bouck
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.
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!