Aquaponics at home
Aquaponics is a “futuristic” approach to agriculture. Rather then using soil to grow fruits and vegetables as with traditional horticulture, in aquaponic food production, you only need fish and water to produce healthy and organic food that you can eat every day of the year. Basically, aquaponics systems, whether greenhouse aquaponics, DIY aquaponics or commercial aquaponics systems all depend on the connection between fish and plants.
With fish producing the necessary nutrients for the plants to grow and the plants keeping the water clean to maintain suitable conditions for the fish to be happy, aquaponics is definitely an ecosystem of it own.
If you’re looking for good reasons to learn how to build an aquaponics system and how to grow aquaponics plants, you’ll find a ton of reasons on this site and all over the internet but just to keep it short, here is three of my most significant benefits you’ll gain once you have it set up.
1- First of all aquaponic vegetables and fruit means organic produce; produce that are ready for you to prepare and eat whenever you feel like getting your meals ready. Simply pick your tomatoes, basil and cucumbers out of your organic aquaponics garden and incorporate them into your meals. It’s as easy as that.
2- The second benefit about aquaponic food production, is that aside from your fruit and vegetable you’ll also have an abundance of fish from your aquaponics tanks. Whether you’re looking to keep them for decoration in your living room or you want have them on hand to cook, they provide your home with a great resource.
3- The other advantages is that the need for chemical fertilizers is eliminated for this method of producing truly organic food.