Trim/flush question


#1

A question from a fellow grower:

Hi, I am growing in aeroponics, in 5 gal. pails with 6 inch net lids and also using 5 gal paint nets/strainers, but the roots are in my drain pipes. Is it alwright to trim them back as they will still be being flushed every 15 minutes with nut. solution?


#2

The roots are always going to try and grow into the drains. It would help if you could add a riser similar to ebb and flow bulkhead set-up. This would allow 1/2"-1" standing water and roots would stay thereā€¦

This is one of 2 major reasons I do not use aeroponics. The other is the hot humid temps in the reservoir.


#3

Yes, you may trim them if necessary.