The Amazon is an aeroponic growing system. Young plants or rooted cuttings are placed in mesh pots and suspended in a misting chamber that sits on top of a nutrient solution tank. The roots are constantly misted with nutrient solution whilst being suspended in air and grow down into the chamber.
Unused nutrient solution drains back into the tank so there’s no water-logging and no restriction of oxygen to the roots, plus there’s no build-up of damaging nutrient salts in the root zone.
Plants grown in an Amazon Aeroponic System have constant access to nutrient solution and oxygen. They take up much more water and nutrients than plants fed a few times a day. The more oxygen, water and nutrients a plant can absorb, the better the yield.
Unrestricted access to oxygen, nutrients and water = explosive growth!
Amazon Aeroponic System Hints and Tips
- Golden Rule: Leave the pump on 24/7. For optimum aeroponic results, the roots need constant access to water, nutrient and oxygen.
- The Amazon is a very flexible system. Use the clone collars supplied to block lid holes that are not in use and space plants out in the desired arrangement, or simply swap lids.
- Young plants started in 1” Rockwool SBS cubes or Jiffy C’s can be transplanted into an Amazon. Like NFT, they must be root bound before they go into the system.
- When transplanting plants into the Amazon without a clone collar, place a square of B+W sheeting around the base of the plant to prevent light from entering the root chamber.