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Magnetic Levitation: The New Way to Grow and Care for Your Plants

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Using High Tech To Grow Amazing plants At Home

Growers use this technology to care for their plants without bending or stooping effortlessly. Arguably, the best part of magnetic levitation is that it is hands-off – almost entirely automated, so you don't have to be home all day watching your plants grow.

Your plants are safe from harmful pests and diseases because they can't get into the system unless you open a door and let them in. In addition, there's no mess, no water, and no soil coming out of your system after harvesting. Keep reading everything you need to know about magnetic levitation as a grower.

What is Magnetic Levitation?

Magnetic levitation is the process of floating objects in mid-air by manipulating the magnetic fields around those objects. In the context of growing plants, magnetic levitation is the process of suspending the plant's root system in mid-air while providing it with a steady source of water and nutrients. This process combines hydroponics (which uses water instead of soil) and aeroponics (which uses air instead of water).


Benefits of Magnetic Levitation

  • No bending or stooping
  • Magnetic levitation is hands-off, making it ideal for growers who suffer from back pain or joint issues.
  • No mess, no water, and no soil
  • There's no mess, no water, and no soil, which means no chance of drowning your roots.
  • No pests or diseases
  • Since your roots are completely clean, pests and diseases have no way of getting into your system.
  • No runoff
  • Since your roots are completely clean, there's no chance of runoff.
  • No chance of cutting yourself on an open reservoir
  • Growing with an open reservoir is risky
  • you always run the risk of cutting yourself on edge. With magnetic levitation, you don't have to worry about that.

How Does It Work?

In a nutshell, suspended plants in mid-air have no access to soil. Instead, they get their nutrients from a liquid solution pumped through their roots. Magnetic levitation takes this one step further by suspending the roots in mid-air without having to use a container of any kind.

This setup holds the roots above the nutrient reservoir by a series of powerful magnets. Magnetic levitation is an entirely hands-off system, requiring very little maintenance. The seeds are suspended in mid-air above the water, so there's no chance of drowning or waterlogging.

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This also means that the roots don't have any contact with the water, which keeps them clean and free of harmful pathogens. The system works by pulling the roots against the magnet and suspending them until they're done feeding. At that point, the root tips come free from the magnet, allowing the rest of the root system to drop down into the water reservoir.

Drawbacks of Magnetic Levitation

  • You can't use tiny pots. Magnetic levitation works best with pots at least one foot in diameter. Smaller pots will work, but the roots will have difficulty staying suspended against the magnets.
  • Your plants need a lot of room to grow. With magnetic levitation, your roots will be dangling down into the water, which means they'll need extra room to grow. Magnetic levitation may not be a good fit for you if you have a small grow space.
  • It's more expensive than other hydroponic systems. While the initial cost of a magnetic levitation system may be cheaper than other hydroponic systems, the ongoing expenses of nutrients and system upkeep are higher than other systems.

Tips for Growing With MagLev

  • Use a large pot. Ideally, you want to use a pot at least one foot in diameter. Smaller pots will work, but the roots will have difficulty staying suspended against the magnets.
  • Use enough root slings. It's essential to use enough root slings. You want to ensure that your roots have ample room to hang down into the water.
  • Use a large nutrient reservoir. Ideally, you want to have at least 3 gallons of nutrient solution in your reservoir.
  • Keep an eye on the nutrient solution levels. Make sure you keep your reservoir topped off with fresh nutrient solution.
  • Harvest your plants regularly. As with other hydroponic systems, you'll want to harvest your plants to keep them healthy regularly.
  • Rotate your plants. Rotating your plants every week or two will help keep them from stretching out too much.
  • Keep a close eye on your pH levels. You'll need to test your nutrient solution and adjust your pH levels periodically.
  • Keep an eye on your plants for signs of stress. Even though your plants are hands-off, you'll want to keep an eye on them to ensure they don't show any signs of stress.
  • Clean your system regularly. You'll want to clean your system regularly to ensure it's operating at peak efficiency.

The Final Word On Magnetic Levitation Horticulture

Magnetic levitation is an excellent option for growers who want a hands-off system but don't have the space to use a vertical hydroponic system. While it may not be the cheapest option, it has a lot of benefits – especially compared to other hydroponic systems that use bags or buckets. It's important to remember that magnetic levitation isn't for everyone. It's ideal for growers with extra-large grow space and a budget for regular nutrient refills.

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