Guidance to Aerophonic Garden
If you’re just starting out with your aerophonic garden, you want to take things slow and easy. One mistake can destroy all the progress you’ve made on your grow. Instead, take the time to understand what your plants expect from you and the conditions they need.
Very few problems can arise in a aerophonic garden, but here are the 5 most-common mistakes a aero gardener can make,
IGNORING PH LEVELS
The most valuable measurement for your aerophonic system is its pH level. For the most part, your plants exist almost entirely thanks to a nutrient solution. If that solution is too alkaline or too acidic, your plants will experience nutrient deficiencies or simply die.
It’s incredibly important to monitor pH levels if plants growth stunted or die.
BUYING CHEAP, INCORRECT OR NOT ENOUGH LIGHTING
Investing in the right lighting can make or break your aerophonic garden. If you buy too little, your plants will suffer. If you buy the wrong kind of bulb for your plants, they won’t grow. If you opt to buy the cheapest bulbs, they may not perform.
Lighting is one of the most important investments you’ll make as a aerophonic grower, so seek out the best for your crop. This means you should research the kind of light your plants will need because different bulbs put out different energy types.
Also, don’t expect your plants to thrive if they’re set next to a window. That light is often not strong enough to fuel the vigorous growth you expect from aerophonic plants.
DON’T USE WRONG PLANT NUTRIENTS
Do not use Conventional fertilizer!It may not dilute entirely through your system. Likewise, it can clog drains and tubes. Instead, invest in fertilizer designed for aerophonic systems. Aerophonic fertilizer, which is available as liquids or granules, meets the growing requirements you need in a soil-less or soil-light garden by providing additional nutrients your plants may otherwise miss.
Don’t let your aerophonic garden area become a garbage bin. Your sanitation habits can have a major effect on the health of your plants and your entire aerophonic system.
Some basic cleaning needs that you should address:
- Keeping floors clean and dry
- Sterilizing and cleaning system equipment
- Sterilizing and cleaning tools
- Sterilizing and cleaning containers
- Disposing of plant waste
Without proper sanitation, you can spread plant disease or provide pests with hiding places.
UPDATE WITH TECHNOLOGY
Modern aerophonic systems have been around since the early 20th century, and in that time a lot of information and guidance has been made available. College courses are taught on it. Hundreds of books are available. You can even find a lot aerophonic growing information here too. In short, don’t go it alone! Read up and make a plan for your aerophonic garden. Talk to other aerophonic gardeners and share ideas.