In the instagram and youtube videos featured in this article, we show you how we prepare our nutrients in a vertical farm using aeroponic towers in order to grow a over 160 different soilless crops including tomatoes, lettuce, zucchini, cabbages, and much more!

It all starts with a 100% natural ionic mineral nutrient solution that comes in a dry form.

To start preparing your nutrients, we pour our nutrients A into a 55 gallon container using reverse osmosis water. We are then going to mix the nutrients thoroughly and continuously in a circle motion until the nutrients are fully dissolved.

Stock Nutrients A primarily consists of Nitrogen, Calcium, and Chelated Iron. Then, we are going to add this bag which contains dozens of other trace elements and micronutrients necessary for healthy plant development.

Keep stirring your nutrients It can take 20 minutes or more to fully mix these nutrients until the nutrients are dissolved. Finally add more water until the level of the small hole which is in your container. This is the limit of where the water goes to.

Next we are going to prepare our Stock Nutrients B, however before mixing nutrients B, ake sure you have a separate mixing PVC pipe for nutrients B. It is essential that you don’t cross contaminate even one drop of nutrients A into nutrients B.

With nutrients B, you are going to want to follow the same procedure as you did for nutrients A. Mix the nutrients in the container with water and stir until they are dissolved. Stock nutrients B contains Phosphate, Sulfur, Soluble Potash, magnesium, boron, copper, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, and many other micronutrients and trace elements. Stir your stock nutrients B until everything is dissolved.

Once finished add your suction tubes into the nutrient containers and connect those to the dosatron.

The dosatron will dose the concentrated nutrients at a 1 to 300 ratio with water and this nutrient rich water sits in a gravity tank which automatically fills up the towers on an as needed basis.

Contrary to conventional hydroponic farming where a different nutrient mixture is needed for each crop, this ionic mineral nutrient solution can be used for all vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers which can be grown on aeroponic towers.

Aside from the purity of the minerals and the quality of the nutrients used to make the ionic mineral nutrient solution used in a Tower Farm, its uniqueness lays in the fact that only one single nutrient solution is needed to grow all crops!

Contrary to popular belief, hydroponic and aeroponic crops are just as nutrient dense as crops grown in the soil

The same nutrients found in soil are also found in the nutrient rich water used in hydroponics and aeroponics.

Although it may look like just normal water that we are using, we mix a natural mineral nutrient solution that is dissolved in the water providing all the essential minerals and trace elements including macro nutrients such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and sulfur as well as all the micronutrients including boron, copper, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, and many others.

With aeroponics, plants can absorb these nutrients directly from the water, resulting in crops with the same level of nutrient density as the best soil-grown produce.

We often get asked if our soil-free crops receive minerals and nutrients if they aren’t grown in soil and whether they are nutritious and flavorful.

This is a great concern because, there is a lot of misperceptions of nutrient density of soilless crops. Firstly, aeroponic crops are not deficient in nutrient density when compared to soil grown crops and secondly they are bursting with flavor.

Here is how it works, all plants require nutrients including minerals and trace elements whether they are grown in soil or in a soilless system such as hydroponics or aeroponics.

In aeroponics, we use a 100% natural ionic mineral nutrient solution which is soluble meaning that it dissolved in the water which is then used is used to irrigate and nourish the crops. The nutrients used are split into Nutrients A and Nutrient B. Nutrients A is predominately made up of Nitrogen, Calcium, and Iron. Nutrients B is made up of Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium. There are also dozens of other minerals and trace elements as well.

Nutrients A and nutrients B at dosed at a 1 to 300 ratio automatically using what’s called a Dosatron. The nutrient water sits in this gravity tank and feeds the plants with this solution providing the exact amount of minerals and trace elements that crops need to thrive.

According to various scientific comparative studies which tests the nutrient density of aeroponic crops vs the best grown in the soil, aeroponic crops rank as high as the best grown in organic farming with very high levels of antioxidants, flavonoids, and nutrient density. This results in a superior tasting crop as well.