Hi! Aeroponics using fogger?

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Hi! Aeroponics using fogger?

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heya! well i want to try aeroponics :D

but then when i looked at your things it's all the sprayer. well my question is, can i use fogger? because it seems to be easier and much cheaper.

the setup will be like the spray setup but then the fogger is used rather than spray. they said it will create 100% humidity

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=35215

is it also possible to just use natural sunlight?

im asking these things because i can't really have mistakes as my money is limited

thanks in advance :D

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Hi there Green, I have a

Hi there Green,

I have a fogging system all set up and running but I am trying to figure out how long to keep them on?  I don't want my plants to get dry but I have been noticing that some of them are beginning to yellow just a bit.  They have been growing by leaps and bounds (cucumbers) and I was hoping that you had created a time table as to how long foggers should be on?   

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Hello Kristian, What you are

Hello Kristian,

What you are doing with the fogger is great, unfortunately none of us here has experimented with this way of growing and it's hard to answer some of your questions; like the timing of the fogger period for example. It's a pretty niche market you are getting into, not many people seem to do fogging.

I'm really interested in the outcome of all this and would like to see all your pictures, from build to grow.

 

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Well, they grow for a while

Well, they grow for a while before you switch them to fruiting formula. But yeah, follow the instructions they gave you, and adjust as needed.

Would love to see pictures.

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Kristian (not verified)
i decided to just grow small

i decided to just grow small veg in my box, my tomatoes outside went wild and they are huge!!! maybe i should start a new thread showing how things on my box grow :D

im just waiting for 1 more piece so i can assemble everything.

On the instruction for fruiting it said 5mlgrow, 10mlmicro, 15mlbloom, so in my case it will be 15mlgrow, 10mlmicro, 5mlbloom. I really am confused about the calculations that they gave me.

look:

12ml gro / 08ml micro / 4ml bloom for 1 gallon    ( yours )

15ml gro / 10ml micro / 5ml bloom for 2 gallons  (  mine  )

twice the dose :(

 

if your dosage give off better result then maybe i should do that? or i should follow their instruction?

well i also have to put in mind that im using a fogger so i dont need too much nutes.

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Hey, Kristian, Essentially,

Hey, Kristian,

Essentially, the rule of thumb is to use 1/4 strength nutes for seedlings. And yes, you can germinate them without any nutes at all, if you want.

It depends on the plant whether the seed needs light to germinate. If the seed packet says not to cover them with soil, they need light. And some require dark. Tomato and pak choi are of the don't-need-light variety.

You don't want your green leafies to bloom. That said, they all need flora bloom, just a different proportion. The basic proportion is 3 grow / 2 micro / 1 bloom for all green leafies, including seedlings of all types. (Note, carefully, though - you always add the micro to the water first, or they react and block nutes.)  The basic proportion for flowering/fruiting plants is 1 / 2 / 3. When unsure or switching over, use 2 / 2 / 2.

For example, my formula for green leafies per gallon is about 12 ml grow / 8 ml micro / 4 ml bloom. Most green leafies prefer weak nutes. For fruiting tomato-family, it would probably be more like 5 ml grow / 10 ml micro / 15 ml bloom.

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Kristian (not verified)
do you also think pak choi

do you also think pak choi will need flora bloom? it doesnt flower it's just a green leafy veg :D

Kristian (not verified)
im getting confused now.... i

im getting confused now.... i got 3 guides for the same nutes...

peat's guid is 3litres for 2.1ml of each nutes another guide is 10litres for 2.5ml of each nutes :(

thats for the seed/seedlings

 

do you think there are difference in concentration for each country? because i was thinking if peat uses 2.1ml for 3litres then i should use around 6.3ml but the other guide is saying 2.5ml for 10 litres, i think i should follow the guild that i got from the website i bought my floras.

maybe you could confirm some stuff?

 

erm does seed need light? seed not seedling to be clear

Kristian (not verified)
xD been doing college stuff +

xD been doing college stuff + lazziness strikes again.... but now i kind of started to do the rockwool seed thing.

do i also need to put nutes in the water for the seeds? or it's okay not to and just put nutes when things starts to sprout?

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Don't know, Kristian, you'll

Don't know, Kristian, you'll have to research.

2.1 EC, btw, not ml.

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Kristian (not verified)
peats guide on the floras is

peats guide on the floras is 2.1ml do you think i can lower it down to 1 or 1.5 because im using fogger? do i really have to clean the box every week?

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