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How To Make DIY Aeroponic Tower Garden At Home?

Creating a DIY aeroponic tower garden can be challenging, but once you succeed, you can grow lots of plants in a single space.

Generally, to create your own DIY aeroponic tower garden, you need to build a tower structure using PVC pipes, buckets, wine barrels, etc. Other necessary materials include a misting nozzle, timer, pump, reservoir, growing medium, net cups, etc. 

You can also buy these materials from commercial online stores or nearby hydroponics stores.

So, don’t be late. Go through this entire article to make your own DIY aeroponic tower garden and grow healthy plants faster than in soil.

How Many Plants Can You Have In The Aeroponic Tower Garden?

The number of plants you can fit inside your aeroponic tower garden depends upon the tower size.

In the small towers with a height ranging from 3-4 feet, you can place about 12-16 plants. 

DIY aeroponic tower garden growing greens
You can grow vegetables and greens in space friendly and healthy way in an aeroponic tower garden.

Similarly, You can also have a medium-sized tower with a height of about 5-6 feet. This tower can handle about 20-30 plants easily.

If you have a bigger space to place the large towers in your living space, you can fit 30-40 plants and even more easily.

However, the placement of the plants also depends upon various factors like plant size, spacing, misting, nutrient availability, and many more.

How To Make a DIY Aeroponic Tower Garden At Home?

To create your own DIY aeroponic tower garden, you must collect materials like PVC pipes, buckets, wine barrels, etc., to set the tower structure.

Other than that, the necessary materials include a misting nozzle, timer, pump, reservoir, growing medium, net cups, etc. Also, choose the plants that can grow without soil before planting the seeds or seedlings.

  • Cut the PVC pipes and set the net cups. Drill the holes to fit the bucket for drainage, ensuring stable water flow. A good tower structure is vital.
  • Install the misting nozzles and use adapters if necessary.
  • Set the timer for different misting cycles depending on your plants.
  • Mix the water and nutrients in the reservoir and fill your net cups with growing mediums like sphagnum moss, perlite, etc.
  • Plant the seeds or seedlings in the net cups, starting with smaller ones.
  • Link timer, nozzle, and reservoir to complete your DIY aeroponic system.

DIY Aeroponic Tower Garden Pros And Cons

Building an aeroponic tower garden can be an exciting educational experience for you and your children. However, it can be more expensive than traditional soil farming due to high power consumption.

Here are some pros and cons of a DIY aeroponic tower garden:

Space-friendlyRequires initial investment for materials
Conserves water and nutrientsTechnical knowledge is vital to create tower structure
Faster growth of the plantsProne to electric shocks in plants
Less prone to pests and pathogenic diseasesRequires frequent monitoring and adjustments
Easy to monitor plantsNot effective for every plants
Allows self-costumization with preferred materialsMalfunctions like leaks, cloggings, etc., can occur.
Fun and exciting to createRequires deep understanding and knowledge about plants

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Additional Tips!

Start planting a few plants first and add other plants gradually according to the space and efficiency. The plants suitable for aeroponics include leafy greens, herbs, and fruiting plants like strawberries.

Also, keep your aeroponics garden in the location receiving 6-8 hours of direct sunlight, and make sure you change the solution every 1-2 weeks to grow healthy plants.