Grow Your Organic Garden Using Aquaponics – Organic produce has become a huge seller in our local supermarkets. These products however come at a price. What if you could grow organic products easily in your own garden?
Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. It’s actually quite simple – the balance with nature. How does it work? Basically, it turns normal gardening on organic super drive as it feeds rich alive natural nutrients to your plants – 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Aquaculture, the process of growing fish in a tank, has one big problem – fish produce ammonia, algae, minerals, and other products that need to be constantly filtered. Plants eat ammonia, algae, minerals and nitrates – everything that the fish produce naturally! When you combine the two together this is the magic of aquaponics.
By connecting your fish tank water to the water of the hydroponics system your plants get an automatic food supply of almost everything they need to grow from the fish water. In turn the plants filter the water for the fish. Your plants exist in a natural balanced relationship with the algae/fish, which makes them grow faster and healthier. Plants grow twice as fast because of the rich nutrients in the algae.
With aquaponics you can grow amazing organic produce faster and healthier. Imagine a garden with no more weeds, no more fertilizing and no more soil pests. No more soil pests means the need for pesticides is therefore eliminated. This system also uses less energy and less space so you can grow more plants. The aquaponics system uses only 2% of the water normal gardening does because the water is constantly recirculated and you do not lose any to soil absorption. The roots of your plants are constantly submerged in nutrient rich water and you never have to worry about watering plants again. We are all looking for ways to save water – here is the perfect excuse to start your aquaponics organic garden today.