Because your plants can’t grow themselves.

Aeroponics DIY is here to help take your aeroponics system to the next level.

High-Pressure Aeroponics Spray Nozzle Monitor

It is a challenge to find a solution to verify if your misters are working or not working in your high-pressure aeroponics grow chamber. Two things must be verified: One, are the misters activating? Two, are they spraying at the right or programmed interval? My first approach was to use a humidity sensor. They don't work well… Read More

Basil Seed Germination Covered with White Slime Gooey Mucilage- Is It Normal?

Yes. It's normal for basil seeds to be covered with a layer of mucilage. Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) seeds produce a thick layer of mucilage(slime) around the pericarp within minutes after hydration (watered). Mucilage (a substance like snot) is most prevalent among plant species adapted to surviving in arid(dry) sandy soils, though its significance… Read More

The Modern Farmer DOES NOT Need Land

Convention holds that a farm requires a tractor, some animals, an acre of land or so, and definitely a barn. Well, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) disagrees with that notion. The USDA defines a Farm as: A farm is defined as any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and… Read More

Aeroponics for your Health: AD 003

My guest today, Lea Ann Savage, is a wife and a mother of three sons. She says, "I'm not a gardener and know very little. However, the aeroponic Tower Garden made it easy and was quite forgiving." Lea Ann mentions her battle with chronic fatigue and how she was able to overcome it through diet. This explains why she started using her aeroponics system for health reasons. Read More...

How to Pollinate and Grow Vegetables in the Winter: AD 002

I like you to meet Linda Woosley. She's a life-long gardener who grew up on a  watermelon and cantaloupe farm in Southern Utah. If you’re ready to get serious about growing all year long with  your aeroponic gardening, this is the episode for you. Earning her certificate in Horticulture from Lake Washington Technical Collage, Linda has… Read More

Aeroponics Gardening Seed to Harvest: AD 001

I love talking about aeroponics, but the best is with experienced growers like my guest today. Let's welcome Dr. Jan Young ND of Living Towers. Living Towers is home to a 4,400 square foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse that produces all types of  lettuces, herbs, and vegetables. Jan built her greenhouse to educate others and sell to co-ops, stores, and missionaries… Read More

About aeroponics DIY: AD 000

In this episode, I'll talk about this website and about me, who I am. Hear me as I tell you my story, why I'm so passionate about aeroponics, and why I want to share it with you. My challenges with gardening. Topics we'll cover on the podcast. I will tell you my story and my… Read More

What is Aeroponics

I might seem a little controversial in this discussion of “What is Aeroponics?” However, someone needs to clear up the misconceptions being preached. The term is used way too freely by those who either don’t know what they are talking about or who are trying to sell you on hype. So let’s get to the… Read More

The Best Water for Your Aeroponics System

The best water for your aeroponic plants must be free of impurities such as minerals, chemicals, micro-organisms, Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs), and have a pH of about 6.0. Click Here for Answer First let’s eliminate the evil sources: Avoid soft water. While water softeners are great for removing the hardness in your water, the sodium… Read More

High Pressure Aeroponic System Flowchart – Block Diagram

Here's a block diagram (flowchart) of a basic high pressure aeroponic system. Let's take a trip through the aeroponic system starting with the misters or nozzles. [sc:AD2] The solenoids attached to the misters work as valves to open or close the flow of nutrient to the misters. Most solenoids are controlled by a computer or… Read More

Fast and Easy – Vegetative Plants We Can Eat Tomorrow

There are so many plants to grow. However, the most successful plants to grow are vegetative vegetables. You are saying that's silly. Vegetative vegetable. Right? Well vegetative growth is the growing stage between germination (the seed sprouting) and sexual maturity (flowering). In the vegetative stage, the tiny plant is putting all of its energy in… Read More

Stages of Plant Growth

Many of you will find this subject fascinating. There are many similarities between how humans develop and pro-create to how plants develop and reproduce. Just as adult humans don't eat the same kind of foods or wear the same type of clothes when they were babies, plants don't use the same nutrients throughout all their… Read More

Aeroponic Plant Roots – Healthy Plants have Healthy Roots

Hey, my friend when was the last time you checked your roots? She gave her plants more light, changed the nutrient solution, and even sang to them, but nothing worked. Why? Her roots were plagued with algae and starving of oxygen, plant roots not the blonde stuff on her head. This becomes our next topic… Read More

Controlling the Environment to Aeroponic Systems

You have the power to control your plant's destiny. Are you using it properly? What power is that? It's controlling the environment. Many aeroponic systems are built totally focusing on the root zone when they should devote some with the environment. So let's talk about the best environment for your plants. Indoor gardens or greenhouse… Read More

Indoor Plant Lights for Aeroponics

"You light up my life" "You give me hope to carry on." "You light up my days." Okay, we are here to talk about grow lights and not sing along with Kenny Rogers. To select an indoor light that is right for your plants, you need to know how plants use light and about the… Read More

Aeroponic Nutrient Solution – What you must know.

Water is not just water. Have you ever traveled to different locations on vacation and noticed how the taste and even the feel of the water varies. I was fortunate to have a short stay at Mt. Shasta in California. I was amazed how well the water tasted. It was sweet. And when I bathed… Read More

How to Make Your Own High Pressure Aeroponics System

Gathering information on HPA is very important before building your own system. We can learn a lot from other people's mistakes and just avoid heartaches. Why go through the school of hard knocks if someone else has done it already? The problem we have is knowing what information is good advice while others are poor… Read More

The Right Place for Your Aeroponics System

Give careful consideration to the following macro environmental parameters and conditions. A lack of any of these environment conditions or parameters can hinder the system to grow plants in air. Based on the variety of plants you want to grow, try to find a place of eight to 16 hours of adequate lighting. Ask yourself… Read More

Plant Transpiration in Aeroponics

Plant transpiration is the process where moisture is carried through plants from roots to small pores on the underside of leaves has it changes to water vapor and released back into the atmosphere. Plant transpiration is really evaporation of water from plant leaves. It’s the way plants perspires. [sc:AD2] Plants grow roots down into the… Read More

Aeroponics Misting Frequency for Root Growth

True aeroponics use a mist of nutrients over the plant roots inside a dark growing chamber. The nutrient and spray interval will produce fast growth rates, high yields and healthy roots, as long as the root chamber is kept at temperatures between 62F to 71F with good stability. Some of the more complicated aeroponics systems… Read More

Airgrow Aeroponics Growing Tower

AirGrown is a new aeroponics company that has developed the Airgown tower. The grow tower is a closed-loop system in a vertical stand. The vertical tower sits on a reservoir containing water and a plant nutrient solution which is misted on the plant’s roots. [sc:AD2] The tower has dedicated “plant sites” allowing 30 separate plants… Read More