Growing your own crops can be a demanding task even for those who love gardening.It is a time consuming activity and it requires lots of energy and dedication. In addition to that, a traditional garden requires fertile land which will sustain your efforts of growing some crops. These are the main reasons for which many people give up their dream of growing their own vegetables and organic food. What most people do not know is that there is a way of growing organic food (pesticide and chemical free) in the comfort of your home. Yes, you read it perfectly: inside your house. Aquaponics is the solution.
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 grow 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.
As you can see this type of farming 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 aquaponic farming. Leafy greens, fruity plants and legumes can all be planted in the aquaponic 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 aquaponic farming! You have everything at the reach of your hand without too much effort and what is even more important, without using any chemical additives to your crops.
*Bbc Garden Tip