Is your fertilizer organic?
For produce to qualify as organically-grown, the fertilizers used must be derived from decomposed plant or animal material. This works well in soil, where microbes and insects convert this decaying plant and animal material into a mineral form which is readily available to the plants (a process known as "mineralization"). In an aeroponic environment, however, there are no microbes to perform this conversion from decaying organic matter to mineral form, so the organic-matter fertilizer becomes a smelly mess that the plants cannot absorb. To avoid this problem, our nutrient tablets are made instead from mineral salts that directly provide all the macro and micronutrients needed by plants for robust, healthy growth, in a form that is readily absorbable.
This complete plant nutrition assures that AeroGrown produce is extremely high in nutritional value. Recent studies have shown that produce grown in the AeroGarden is actually more nutritious than store-bought organically-grown produce. Click here for more information and references to these studies.