Aeroponic Tower Growing System
With an Aeroponic Tower Growing System, home and commercial growers alike are able to produce a wide variety of vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower crops reportedly utilizing less than 10% of the space, water, and nutrients required by traditional soil-based growing methods and in significantly less amount of time. Aeroponics is a hydroponic system in which plant roots are suspended in air and intermittently soaked with a nutrient-rich solution. The solution is pumped from the reservoir to the top of the tower then courses back down, continuously feeding the plant roots, then returns to the reservoir to again be pumped back up to the top. The towers, ranging from 5 to 10 feet tall, can be single ‘gardens’ for the home grower, or lined up in double rows for several hundred feet, creating plant sites of 120,000 to 250,000 plants per acre for the commercial grower.