Your Aeroponics Solution
Aeroponic farming works by delivering nutrients to plants not via soil but via a nutrient-rich mist, distributed to the roots via a pre-programmed mister. Instead of using a growing medium, as you would within a hydroponic setup, roots grown in aeroponic systems are left floating in midair.
According to NASA, plants grow up to 3x faster in aeroponic growing systems compared to in soil. Nothing is wasted with aeroponics. Only a small amount of nutrient-laden water is sprayed at a time, and all the excess is collected for using again. Overall, an aeroponic system uses 2% of the water that a soil garden would. This is why it is a serious interest for NASA as they look for ways to grow plants away from Earth. By leaving the roots exposed to the air, you eliminate a lot of potential health problems that typically are a concern with traditional gardening. Water-logged roots are no longer an issue, and neither are any molds or mildews that can develop in or on the soil. Microgreens, Fruiting crops, Tree whips, & Rooting crops work well in such a system.