“Aquaponics . . . what in the world is that?”
It is the question that I get all the time when people first see the raised garden grow-beds sitting above two 50 gallon water tanks powered by eight beautiful little Koi. I’m about two and a half months into my aquaponics gardening experiment. Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water.
I installed my aquaponics system in late October and look at the results in just two months:
Three different kinds of lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, stevia, lemon grass, cilantro, cauliflower, and bell peppers . . . to name a few of the plants that are doing very well. Here in Arizona, we just got our first below freezing temperatures (it was 30 degrees the last few nights) so I’ve had…
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