A vertical soil-less growing system
What is it?
Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in air where its roots are exposed to a misty environment. No soil or aggregate medium is used to support the plant. This is an advance method called aeroponic farming of developing plant growth, flowering, fruiting and health for most plant species and cultivators.
The Aeroponics container system or soilless growing system can grow herbs, vegetables and flowers continuously, this technology will allow growers to produce high yields with very low input and best of all it is the fastest way to grow plants in comparison to any other growing method.
How it works?
JP Global’s aeroponic containers are vertical farming systems built within shipping containers and are completely solar powered.
The vertical tubes placed throughout the container have a soft grip strip at the front to hold the stems of the plants in place; while their roots are sprayed intermittently with a nutrient solution inside the tube. A pump and a simple control system ensure the delivery of a ten second spray every twenty minutes.
This formula gives the plants sufficient water and nutrient and also allows the roots to benefit from maximum oxygen uptake.
The good airflow around the roots enhances plant growth. Excess spray flows through the tube and is returned to a reservoir to be reused.
A specific combination of optimal pH, nutrient concentrations and a highly oxygenated root translates into faster growth, higher yields and massive water savings. The nutrient feed runs on a very low power consumption, meaning the system can be run totally off the grid using a solar panel and a collector for rain water. The plants are better able to form their natural sugars and oils, which boosts vitality and improves flavour.
Advantages of aeropnic farming
There are many advantages of commercial aeroponic farming, especially when comparing to traditional farming methods. These include:
Suspended aeroponic plants receive 100% of the available oxygen and carbon dioxide to the roots zone, stems and leaves
Non-stop production cycle ensures a constant market supply with more price stability
Agricultural success independent of land and soil quality. Soil composition is not relevant because soil is never used in the process as it is a soilless growing system.
Yields are independent from any seasonal adversity. This includes cold, hot windy, or dry weather, etc
Aeroponically grown plants requires only ¼ the nutrient input compared to traditional farming
Scalable systems can range from commercial level to apartment-sized gardens
Any species of plants can be grown in a aeroponic farming system because the micro environment of an aeroponic can be finely controlled.
Crops are easier to harvest in an aeroponic system
Aeroponics reduces the risk of disease and pest infestation
There are significant labour cost decreases