When NASA studied aeroponic potatoes on the International Space Station (ISS) in the late 90’s, they atomized precious water and nutrients to feed the plants together with high pressure pumps and misting equipment. Their studies determined that 50 microns was the optimal size for plants and the most efficient use of resources (see below)
Aeroponics, which is growing with roots suspended in air using little or no media (think of a small container to anchor the roots rather than a large bucket, etc), is all the rage when it comes to the latest indoor and greenhouse cultivation hype, and for good reason – plants can grow bigger, faster and stronger in aeroponics systems that allow plants to enjoy an ideal environment with little or no pests and increased efficiencies in nutrients and water usage due to the plants’ hyper efficient capabilities to uptake them, because of the perfect mix of air and the perfect droplet size delivering the plants nutrients.
New aeroponic systems are capable of atomizing the water and nutrients together for even more efficient uptake by the plants. This mist contains droplet sizes identified by NASA to be optimal for nutrient uptake. NASA determined that 50 microns is the ideal droplet size through studies in the International Space Station on potato plants in the late 90’s. High pressure aeroponics equipment is capable of atomozing nutrients and water together into a fine mist that is mostly lighter than air and floats around the root chamber, bathing the plants in an average range close to or at NASA’s optimal size.
BUILD YOUR OWN HIGH TECH AEROPONICS GROW SYSTEM!
bUY PARTS SEPARATELY OR USE THIS DIY KIT TO ACHIEVE THE DROPLET RANGE RECOMMENDED BY NASA!
USE TEES TO PLACE NOZZLES, THEN CONTINUE RUNNING THE HIGH PRESSURE WATER LINE TO WHERE YOU WANT!
USE ELBOWS TO MAKE HARD 90 DEGREE TURNS WITH NO LOSS OF PRESSURE OR FLOW!
USE HIGH PRESSURE TUBING TO EASILY RUN WATER AND NOZZLES WHERE NEEDED!
Run tubing through Stoppers to place nozzles in hard to reach places and still have easy access!
EASILY CLEAN OR SWITCH OUT NOZZLES WITH LITTLE OR NO DOWN TIME!
150 MICRON FILTER ALLOWS FOR RELIABLE, CLOG-FREE, FINE MIST!
special HIGH PRESSURE PUMP model makes nasa suggested size droplets of ATOMIZED WATER AND NUTRIENTS ready for DELIVERy!
USE bit TO CUT THROUGH METAL OR PLASTIC AND PLACE FITTINGS, TUBING AND NOZZLES anyWHERE NEEDED!
use totes, buckets, or even repurposed plastic or metal items to support your crop…
Buy the DIY Kit and FOLLOW THIS SIMPLE DIAGRAM to EASILY BUILD YOUR OWN HIGH TECH AEROPONICS GROW SYSTEM!