For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

A recycling system

AEROPONICS. A recycling system.

This is a technique that was developed initially for use in space where plants are grown with no media, suspended in air and the root systems sprayed with a nutrient solution.

Aeroponics system

Other than the manual system, all those listed need pumps to operate. Timers and computerised systems are common. The need for constant maintenance and monitoring of nutrient is a regular routine.

There is one other system that gives automation without the need for power, pumps, computers or timers, that is water efficient, ecologically unobtrusive, effective and suited to a wide range of uses.


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