Hi! Aeroponics using fogger?

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im about to start putting my

im about to start putting my things together. do you think i could put the fogger for 15 minutes on and 45 off?

45 minutes off sounds a lot and 15 minutes sounds too long for the fogger but it's the minimum that i can get. maybe i should do it 15 on 30 off? if this become successful maybe you could also do my setup :D

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Tomatoes and cukes grow and

Tomatoes and cukes grow and die, yes. They're annual plants, pretty much.

The stem pretty much holds itself. The roots need substrate. The collars are to keep light off the substrate (sponge, rockwool, whatever) to prevent algae growing on it. Tomatoes especially react badly to algae.

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thanks! this might sound

thanks!

this might sound stupid but im just starting to grow things so please understand :D

does tomato and cukes grow and die?

 

do you also think i can use sponge instead of neoprene collars to hold the stem?

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Hey, Kristian! There are

Hey, Kristian!

There are instructions on the bottle for Flora Micro/Gro/Bloom. Or Peat's Guide to Hydroponics. Just remember to add the Micro to the water first. Otherwise, the nutes have a cross-reaction that makes them unavailable to the plants for use. And use at most 1/4 strength for seeds.

Plants grow under fluorescent bulbs, yes. Good enough depends on how much light, and what you're growing. Note that light falls off very quickly with distance, so keep the plants as close as possible to the lights without burning. See here for my seed-starting lights. They worked fine for seedlings. Growing cucumbers, they weren't quite enough - maybe twice as many fluorescent tubes would have done the trick. I think. Didn't try it.

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hiya ! havent been here for a

hiya ! havent been here for a few days..

anyway, i received my floras but there isnt any instruction on how to use it. my mom also bought some ph strip. now all i need is some nice size rubbermaid i also put some WD40 on the disk of the fogger.

 can i also use flouricent bulbs? is it going to be good enough?

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Probably not.

Probably not.

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i double post :(

i double post :(

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hey do you think i can

hey do you think i can recycle the rockwool?

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Good luck!!!

Good luck!!!

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well i just ordered the 3

well i just ordered the 3 floras and stacks of rock wool and ph up. good luck to me :D

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