Fogponics project

March 5, 2013 in Food Porn

Watermelon, runner beans, peas, peppers, cucumbers growing in fogponic bucket

Watermelon, runner beans, peas, peppers, cucumbers growing in fogponic bucket

First an apology for being gone so long. Microblogging sucked me down a deep sorta isolated hole. Its too easy for that to happen!

As you may remember, we raise chickens for meat and eggs. We raise dairy goats for milk, cheese, yogurt etc. We also garden but, as we live in a northern state, our growing season is very very short.

For this reason we have to start seeds indoors to be transplanted out when the weather becomes reliable (May). I have been doing just this for years now.

You can see a lot of that at our homesteading blog Humble Garden.

Sometimes I cross post to here because its all about food!

Beyond seed starting I have been teaching myself about hydroponics, aeroponics (growing without soil), and fogponics.

Fogponics is growing without soil and with only a fog of nutrient solution, a hyper-oxygenated fog.

I am going to share a few videos about what that is.

The fog is created using an ultrasonic nebulizer sitting in the nutrient solution.

Here is an example.

The fogger can be put into a plastic box and plants in a soil-less medium suspended above it.

I have also been devising a way to grow a bunch of microgreens with this method.