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Project by Jimthecarver posted 05-13-2012 06:24 PM 3200 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One day browsing You Tube, I ran across aeroponic growing units. After looking at many different types out there I settled on the one shown.
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The build was very simple and fun to build. Spraying the roots with organic nuterients makes the lettuce harvestable in about 4 weeks.
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The unit is indoors growing under 3 Three hundred watt CFL’s from Lowes for about 20 bucks each. they are 64 watt bulbs so the cost to run them is very low. Being a full spectrum light I find them to be perfect for the job.
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The last pic is of the root structure and a view of the sprayer.

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This is the second year of using this and it works so very well.
Thanks for the views.
Jim

-- JTC



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jroot

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posted 05-13-2012 06:30 PM

Now, that is indeed interesting. Thanks for sharing.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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NavyCop68

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posted 05-13-2012 11:18 PM

I’d be interested in seeing the plans and such for this, if possible (or link)..

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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MsDebbieP

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posted 05-14-2012 01:22 AM

interesting, indeed!!
Yes, more details, please.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

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posted 05-15-2012 07:15 AM

What an interesting way to garden.Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Jimthecarver

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hardiness zone 8b

posted 01-25-2013 05:42 AM

Thanks Eric,
We use two of these every season just for lettuce. It makes you spoiled ….being able to walk into the next room and grab some greens for a great salad.
Its about time to fire the growers up and get them perking.

-- JTC

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jaybi

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posted 04-06-2013 10:24 AM

Interesting. Gonna research more about it. More information about these kinds of lettuces? click this

http://farmingeek.org/farming-how-to/how-to-start-your-own-aeroponic-farming/how-to-plant-lettuce-using-aeroponic-farming-system

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johnrevo

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posted 04-15-2013 07:33 AM

Cool. By the way, is it my internet or the pictures are really broken? Thanks!

John

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Cameron Robertson

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posted 04-21-2013 08:42 PM

My mate was able to find the same Aeropunic units for his lettuce. He stored these in his mobile garden storage units. When I was on the road scouting for cheap storage locations, I visited him. He showed me these and I was amazed by the technology it has. I have not seen any until now. The most probably is online, where I thought it was not possible to grow a living thing. But, it is possible. I saw the lettuce thriving with my own eyes.

-- Cameron John Robertson - http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/sydney/northern-beaches/

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