Simmons’ residential aeroponics unit can accommodate 30 plants and a commercial version fits 60 per cubic yard. He’s marketing the units through his business, AirGrown.
Applying aeroponic technology developed by NASA, the AirGrown system uses no soil and grows the root systems in the air. With the AirGrown vertical aeroponic growing system plants grow up to 45% faster than in traditional in-soil farming methods and plants yield cleaner, safer, tastier, and more aromatic produce. The AirGrown tower is engineered to maximize food production in the smallest horizontal footprint and can be established in unconventional or hostile environments where growing produce is impossible or too costly. The AirGrown System
“Aeroponic” is a method of growing plants in a soil-less environment, essentially in the air. Unlike traditional farming where plants are grown in soil and unlike hydroponics, where the plant root systems are immersed in a nutrient rich water bath. The patent pending AirGrown is a vertical aeroponic plant growing system in which the plant roots are allowed to grow in a hollow manifold that uses a programmed misting cycle to provide nutrient rich water directly to the plant roots. The AirGrown system also controls other essential growing elements such as water temperature and pH levels.
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