Growers Network Staff

March 15, 2018 < 1 min read
March 15, 2018
< 1 min read

Ditch the Air, Aeroponics.

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Shane Banning of EZ-Clone explains the advantages of an aeroponic growing system.

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Aeroponic cloning and growing, is an offshoot of . Typically, these methods of growing are used in well-controlled environments such as indoor grow rooms and greenhouses. Given the ability to control all the parameters and create an ideal growing environment, one is able to exceed conventional standards and produce superior results. By growing indoors, it’s easy to monitor and adjust your plants, seedlings and clones to ensure they are receiving the optimal conditions suitable for each stage.

So More Specifically, What is Aeroponic Cloning?

Instead of rooting your cuttings in a rooting medium, like Rockwool, Coco Coir, Vermiculite, Jiffy Plugs, or Rapid Rooters, an aeroponic cloning machine allows your cuttings to root in a fine mist, thus freeing you from the typical expense of buying a medium (and the time necessary to prepare & pre-soak it). Typically, a submerged pump drives a nutrient rich solution, into low pressure misters, distributing water to the base of your clone cuttings. In as short as 7-14 days, you will have cuttings with a strong, healthy roots base, that are ready to be transplanted into your garden!

Propagating aeroponically is arguably the best and easiest way to preserve your genetics, multiply crops, and save yourself time and money. During the aeroponic cloning process, no medium is used and your cuttings produce roots suspended midair, making it very easy to see their progress. The perfect convergence of air, moisture and temperature produce roots that can be transplanted into any medium you so choose.

Unfortunately, as with all plant cloning, there is a chance of failure, most likely due to bacterial infection and pathogens resulting in root rot. While a thorough cleaning process and the use of disinfectants does minimize such tragedies, it is still up to you the grower to make sure everything is done to avoid this.

EZ-CLONE has spent the last few years extensively researching the true effectiveness and benefits of the use of an air pump in aeroponic systems. We have discovered that there are no benefits to using an air pump. We have concluded that the air pump can simply become a vessel for introducing harmful bacteria and pathogens into a closed system.

Remember, we are dealing with aeroponic cloning, which means our cuttings/roots are in midair, therefore absorbing all the oxygen they require. Furthermore, as the system cycles water via misters, the water is naturally oxygenated. Air stones and air lines are just another thing to clean and can become a hassle. On your next cloning cycle, eliminate your air line and see for yourself. Results don’t lie!

Editor’s Note: Aeroponics is the preferred hydroponics method by NASA, since it doesn’t require carrying heavy or space-consuming materials, and plants don’t experience transplant shock when they are placed into soil after being raised aeroponically.

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