So, what is aeroponic herb garden? Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium. This method is popular because it eliminates all direct contact between the plant and its surroundings. The roots are suspended above a nutrient-rich solution, which circulates through the whole system using peristaltic pumps to move liquid from one container to another.
In this way, nutrients can be supplied directly to the root zone where they dissolve into the water, as well as being available for absorption by the plant’s leaves. It also helps to prevent disease and pest infestation. It may also be called hydroponics, aerofoils, and aquaponics.
The first documented evidence of aeroponics was made around 1910 in France when French engineer Jean Painlevé invented the ‘Painlevé Plant Medium’. Aeroponics grew in popularity after World War II when scientists discovered that light and temperature could influence crop growth and development. Aeroponics uses a closed chamber to maintain optimum conditions for the roots and shoots.
Today, aeroponics has become more sophisticated and there have been many advancements in technology over time. There are now many different types of systems such as vertical tower systems, horizontal towers, hanging containers, rockwool beds, and so on. In this blog, we also have an article about hydroponic towers that you might want to read about it.
Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium.”Wikipedia.org
How Does It Work?
Aeroponics works at the cellular level with the help of various scientific instruments. Some of the common ones include:
- Siphon – A siphon is used to draw up nutrient rich water.
- Circulating Nutrient Solution – A CNS is a mixture of water, minerals, organic matter, and other compounds. It provides essential elements like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, chlorine, boron, copper, iron, manganese and zinc needed for plant survival. It is pumped throughout the system using a circulation pump.
- Root Zone – It is the area where the plants’ roots grow and absorb nutrients.
- Watering System – It consists of a timer and automatic valves that adjust the amount of water flowing depending upon how much the plant needs.
- Harvest Chamber – It is designed to contain the harvested product.
- Peristaltic Pump – These pumps are used to circulate the fluid within the system. They can create a vacuum to remove excess water.
- Air Filter – It filters out dust particles from the air before entering the system.
Aeroponic systems nourish plants with nothing more than nutrient-laden mist. The concept builds off that of hydroponic systems, in which the roots are held in a soilless growing medium, such as coco coir, over which nutrient-laden water is periodically pumped.Brian Barth, author from modernfarmer.com
Aeroponic Herb Garden
After assembling your aeroponic system and making a “garden from it.” Choose whether to cultivate your herbs from seeds or plant cuttings. If you want to do a lot of growing or sell surplus herbs at your local farmers market, have one of each or numerous plants. Let’s have a look at some of the most often produced and utilized herbs:
Basil leaves have a taste that is mild, fresh, and peppery. They are ideal for garnishing an Italian dish, muddled in a beverage, or adding the right kick to your soup. Basil goes great with fish, poultry, red meat, salads, and omelets. It may be used to almost any meal to add a wonderful taste of flavor.
Chives, often known as green onions, may give a pleasant flavor to a range of meals. They’re great with scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, or cheesy casseroles. They’re also a tasty complement to any Mexican cuisine for a new twist on taste.
Mint leaves are sweet, refreshing, and, well, minty! They are ideal for refreshing beverages such as mojitos, Moscow mules, and fresh mint tea. They may also be used to spice up smoothies. They may also lend a wonderful variation to a standard spaghetti meal or a bean salad.
Parsley is a strong-flavored Italian herb. It’s a tasty garnish for pasta or casseroles, but it may also be diced thinly and baked into stews, omelets, meatballs, and other foods.
Coriander is an excellent spice for meat. The cilantro plant produces coriander. When your cilantro has reached maturity, it will produce blossoms that contain the coriander seeds. These seeds can then be pulverized and used as a spice or rub.
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