the fogger vertical planting unit by vakant design the fogger vertical planting unit by vakant design
nov 14, 2012

the fogger vertical planting unit by vakant design

‘the fogger’ vertical planting unit by vakant designgeneral view with a lot of ripe vegetables



based out of hamburg, vakant design has created ‘the fogger’, a highly efficient, vertical planting unit suitable for any indoor and outdoor applications.
users can take pre-germinated fruit or vegetable seedlings, and insert them with the neoprene plugs into the pillar, where by filling up a tank with water using the included organic fertilizer, a connected cable to an external power supply initiates automatic cultivation. 

for up to six weeks, the plants are self-sufficiently supplied with water and nourishment via fogponic cultivation technique:
generated by an ultrasonic head, the nutrient-rich fog flows around the roots that grow in the inside of the pillar. in this way, a maximum oxygen supply is provided and the plants’ full growth potential is released. the self-contained system of the system makes sure that excess water and nutrients will be fed back into the circulation and will not get lost through seepage or evaporation.



there you can see the connections of all the single components



to have a look inside, you have to take off the lid and wait until the fogg is gone



take off the chosen ceramic element to inspect the roots



the lid also can be used as a harvest bowl



refill the nutrient solution every four weeks



atmosphere of the nutrient solution inside the tank



technical functions


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