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Setting up your Airgarden timer

The Airgarden uses aeroponic technology to grow plants. Aeroponics is a type of hydroponics where plants are grown in a nutrient-rich mist instead of soil. In aeroponics, the roots of plants are suspended in the air, and the nutrient solution is delivered directly to the roots in the form of a fine mist.

This method of growing allows the plants to receive the optimal supply of oxygen, water and nutrients, which leads to faster growth and higher yields.

In order to create this growing environment in your Airgarden, water and nutrients are provided to your plants in pre-set 15 minute intervals – timed to deliver the perfect levels of oxygen, water and nutrients for plants to thrive.

These intervals are controlled by a 24-hour timer, which connects your Airgarden pump to a power source. 

Setting up your Airgarden timer

You only need to switch on the timer and plug it in once your seedlings are ready to be transferred into the Airgarden. Your pump must then be plugged in to the timer to ensure your plants are watered in appropriate intervals.

Check out this video for instructions on how to set up your timer.

Setup steps

  • Open the clear cover and turn the large white dial to the time of day it is (24-hour time)
  • You will see little notches running all around the outside rim of the timer - each notch represents 15 minute intervals which control the timing of the pump - when notches are down the pump will run, when they are up it will not run. So for example, 1 notch down followed by 3 notches up repeated around the entire circle will mean watering intervals of 15 minutes on and 45 minutes off
  • Use a screwdriver or the tip of a pen to push down the appropriate notches based on the below table
  • Turn the switch in the top right corner to the clock icon (this will turn the 'timer' function on)
  • Plug your pump into the timer, and plug the timer into a power source, and you are away!

Seasonal timer settings

    Average daily temp

    Pump on 

    Pump off

    Hot: Above 30ºc

    15 (1 down)

    15 (1 up)

    Warm: Between 15ºc - 30ºc

    15 (1 down)

    30 (2 up)

    Cold: Below 15ºc

    15 (1 down)

    45 (3 up)

    What's next

    Once your timer and pump are plugged in, it's time for the moment you've all been waiting for - transferring seedlings into your Airgarden!

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