5 benefits of aeroponics
Growing food at home isn’t as simple as sticking a seed in the ground. If you’ve ever given your green thumb a workout, you’ll know growing fruit and vegetables requires hours of dedication and ample space. Until now.
Thanks to innovative aeroponic technology originally developed by NASA, growing and enjoying sustainable produce has never been easier.
Here are the 5 key benefits of growing with aeroponics.
3X faster growth
Plants grown using aeroponics grow 3 times faster than traditional gardening and farming. Aeroponics is the process of growing plants suspended in midair, leaving the roots exposed so they can soak up nutrients and water in an oxygen-rich environment.
Plants spend all their energy on growing leaves and fruit for you to harvest and enjoy.
Gardening takes work, and it can be challenging to dedicate the time necessary to see your garden thrive. But with aeroponics, all you need is sunlight, power, water and 15 minutes a week to look after your vertical garden. You also won’t even need to get your hands dirty as there’s no soil or digging involved.
Requires one tenth of the space
In the past, you couldn’t grow produce at home unless you had a large backyard. Now, Airgarden’s vertical design paired with aeroponic technology allows you to grow up to 30 plants in less than one square metre, so no matter if you have a backyard, courtyard, rooftop or apartment balcony, it’s finally possible.
Uses 98% less water
Traditional agriculture and farming uses 50-70% of the water consumed in Australia. This is an increasing problem, especially as droughts become more frequent and place added pressures on the farming industry. Aeroponic systems like Airgarden use 98% less than traditional farming practices thanks to its closed-loop system.
A sustainable solution
Growing some of your own reduces your carbon footprint as there’s no food mileage and no food wasted as you simply harvest and eat as you need. You also get to control what gets put into your garden, meaning no harmful pesticides and chemicals.