An aquaponics garden can be very easy to set up, as well as low cost. For those who are already familiar with hydroponics, it will be even easier. A lot of people still question how simple and effective an aquaponics system can be. Until they actually try it, they never realise how much better it can be than old fashioned soil gardening.
The second benefit that is my personal favorite is the fact that all the produce you grow with aquaponics diy is organic. You know exactly what’s been done to get these tomatoes and it didn’t involve shady farming practices.
Aquaponics is a system of growing both fish and plants together. Fish and plants make a great combination because they take care of each other. Nutrient rich fish water is used to supply the plants with all the nutrients and moisture they need to be vigorous and healthy. These nutrients come from the fish wastes. The fish water is circulated through the plant roots, which filter the water and clean the system for the fish.
Though there is an ever-growing trend of eating organic, the market is hard to navigate. Not all the products claiming to be organic are always this way. Moreover, you can spend more on products claiming to be organic and end up getting lower quality than the normal vegetables grown with pesticides. The only way you can be sure that the food you are consuming is 100% organic is to start growing it yourself.
Within a few days of constructing the system, you will be growing your own fish. Their job is to produce the bio-nutrients for the plants. Once there are enough nutrients in the water, you plant the vegetable or herb seeds and wait for them to grow.
Do it yourself aquaponics is not hard especially when you have the help of an expert and that’s just what you get from My Diy aquaponic. The book itself is not that big having around 70 pages but it’s all good info with no filler or fluff.
While you are waiting for the tank to mature you can use this time to get the rest of your stuff together, this will cost less than a couple of weeks worth of money you would spend on vegetables. All you need is afew lengths of plastic pipes and some grow beds, I hope you are beginning to see how easy aquaponics is. Basically the water from the tank is pushed through a long pipe that has holes drilled into it which allows the food filled water to feed your plants. This water is then cleaned by the plants roots, they take all they need and pass clean water back into the fish tank.
The aquaponics system is a natural cycle that uses fish (of aquaponic gardening kind) to feed your plants and vegetables with all the food and nutrition that they need to prosper. The fish produce waste which is sent from the tank to your plant beds which are specially designed to allow the water to flow through them, at the same time feeding the plants and cleaning the water before returning it to the fish tank.
For example… lettuce, (growing standard) which takes 60+ days to mature, takes only about 29 days with this system. Certain chive have been rated to grow up to 17 times as fast.