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Has anyone tried??

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    Has anyone tried semi areoponics? It's a form of hydro that combines air and water to feed the plant. With vegitables some people let the plant hang bare root in a container and have nutrient filled water spray on them through out the day. Another way is to put a medium filled basket or container in another container that is filled just to the bottom of the first container with nutrient filled water and a air stone that supplies constant oxygen. The idea is to give the plant constant air and food (hope this makes sense) if not I will send a picture. If no one has tried this method I'm thinking of trying it with a very weak water nutrient solution. With vegetables these methods can increase grow times by a third.
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    By all means, please post a pic. Thanks, sounds intriguing.

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    I am intrigued as well. Please post a photo.

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    I concure. Post a pic. I've heard of this method somewhere but have never seen it. Apparently, the fruits/ veggies grow pretty large.

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    Here is a few pictures of a setup I have going with basil. The second picture has a comparison plant that was planted at the same time and has been grown more conventional. As you can see the aero plant has much more growth. I don't have an example of the spray method but it's the same concept except you use a aquarium pump and spray head to spray water at bare roots. Let me know if you have any more question.
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    Interesting , I might try it, have several aquarium pumps doing nothing , Thanks for the info . Gin

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    This sounds like semi-hydro taken to the next level. I can bet there are several orchids out there that would love this kind of setup! (Bulbos, Cochleanthes, Oncids, etc.)

    Hey Frisco! Fort Worth here

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    Hey Fort Worth,
    I am going to try it with a phal.. I will take a picture of it before I start and try to keep a picture log on progress or regress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxman View Post
    Hey Fort Worth,
    I am going to try it with a phal.. I will take a picture of it before I start and try to keep a picture log on progress or regress.
    I think that would make a great 'How to' article for the forum library. If you keep photos of the process and write about how you did it, I would love to have that information in the article system.

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    PS - Thanks for the pics. It looks cool.

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    I would like to try a few different plants. Can anyone reccommed a plant that like continually wet roots? I think the only problem my be that phals like their roots to dry out some. However, the system can be easily turned off if needed.

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