When using an aeroponic tower to grow melons, we like to plant in every single section of the tower using an outside structure (whether a support cage or an adjacent trellis) and grow them suspended (like we do with cucumbers).
Aside from the rewarding look of melons growing vertically, being off the ground drastically reduces the risks of fungal related diseases, pests, and insects.
Like courgettes/zucchinis and cucumbers, melons are crawling vines which produce lots of leaves and massive roots.
They are prone to getting fungal diseases and an ongoing meticulous monitoring must be applied for pests and disease prevention.
Please note: Melons grown on aeroponic towers are on average smaller and give a lower crop yield in comparison to when grown in the soil. Furthermore, aeroponic melons are less sweet and less flavorful.
Our comparative tests have been performed on 22 different varieties of melons and watermelons. We also conducted different tests over several summer seasons using our towers by tweaking the pH, and by changing the nutrient dosage while always ensuring a proper electroconductivity.
We cherish our aeroponic towers and we love melons! This is why we have conducted so many tests because we could not accept the mediocrity of the fruits grown on towers. However, although our aeroponic towers are by far superior when it comes to green leafy crops and herbs, it is not the case for melons.