Aquaponics Gardening

Are you familiar with the aquaponics gardening method?

aquaponics gardeningThis might be something that would interest you if growing organic vegetables (pesticide and chemical free) sounds tempting.

I actually became interested in this after building my own earthbox. It worked and got me thinking about new ways to garden with less effort.

A traditional garden requires fertile land which will sustain your efforts of growing some corps. It usually involves mixing in nutrients and more to enrich your soil. This stops many people from planting their own garden.

What most people do not know is that there is a way of growing organic food in the comfort of your home. Yes, you read it perfectly: inside your house.

Aquaponics

This new type of farming is called aquaponics and is the simplest way to become a farmer! The best part is that you will not only grow vegetables, but you will also raise fish, so that you can offer your family a diversified nutrition.

It all starts quite simple, with a plain tank filled with water in which you place some fish. You can go for Chinese Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill or Koi, or whatever species of fish you are allowed to grow in your house.

Put them in the water, take good care of them and in about a month place the seeds so that they can reach the water and get the nutrients from it. The plants will develop and start growing with the nutrients offered by the fish. In the meantime, the fish will enjoy a clean environment as the plants will act as “maids” for them, cleaning and refreshing their water each and every day.

Gardening Without Land

As you can see this type of gardening does not require any type of land, fertilizers or chemical substances. Just set up the system and make sure that the water has the normal PH so that the fish will live comfortably in there. Then, let nature follow its course!

You can grow almost everything you want in the aquaponics farming. Leafy greens, fruity plants and legumes can all be planted in the aquaponics farming. If you have a piece of land where you cultivate ground-based plants (potatoes, carrots, asparagus, onions, garlic and so on) you can use this water to irrigate it and the results will be spectacular!

Nothing can compare to the easiness, safety and great results of the aquaponics farming!

Aquaponics 4 You

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2 Responses to Aquaponics Gardening

  1. What a really interesting article. I am a professional gardener myself and i have to admit that i had not heard of this technique before. I am certainly tempted to give it a try myself this year.

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