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A determined black-thumbed newbie's journey in D-I-Y high pressure aeroponics

This is the first of a series of articles at SBMCrafters.com in which I'll share my thoughts, the engineering limits criteria I selected and the system design that resulted for my do-it-yourself high pressure aeroponics indoor vegetables garden project. Along the way I had to design and build an adjustable high pressure nutrients supply system, enclosed roots growth chambers and plant supports, a home made electronic adjustable timer, high output new generation multi-band LED grow lights and a separate seed starting/cloner system using ultrasonic fogponics, CFL daylight lighting and optimum focal point reflector with adjustable-height mount . As much as possible of my system was to be researched, designed and built at home.

[This is one of a series of articles on creating a do-it-yourself high pressure aeroponic indoor garden system. To see them all, use the Index of other articles in this series at bottom of each article]

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Overall project design constraints, tools recommended for high pressure aeroponics project

Note:  Be sure to read and follow the directions and component measurements in these article chapters exactly (or be very sure of any changes you might make) before you begin construction! Your project expense, time consumed and frustration will balloon if mistakes are made that then must be corrected. Believe me, I know this.

Descriptions and instructions may be detailed, include images and sources of needed parts and are therefore rather long and extensive. I apologize for my verboseness, but if you wish to build such a system yourself, these article chapters are exactly what you need.

[This is one of a series of articles on creating a do-it-yourself high pressure aeroponic indoor garden system. To see them all, use the Index of other articles in this series at bottom of each article]

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Fogponic seed starter / cloner with CFL grow light / reflector assembly for high pressure aeroponics

Fogponic Mist Generator Reflector and Stand

 

My aeroponic system is intended to accept plants that have been started in a seperate "fogponic" seed starter after the plants have grown roots approximately an inch below the bottom of the rockwool plugs they were planted in. To facilitate this, rockwool and seed (or cuttings) are placed within 1 inch female threaded PVC plumbing adapters (from Lowes) and inserted into the fogponic seed starter for initial growth before being transferred to the aeropinic system. The threaded adapters make it easy to transfer the plants without harming them, yet firmly holding them in the aeroponic system.
This article will describe my fogponic seed starter with its separate ultrasonic fog-producer and CFL bulbs-based lighting system with reflector.

 

[This is one of a series of articles on creating a do-it-yourself high pressure aeroponic indoor garden system. To see them all, use the Index of other articles in this series at bottom of each article]