How To: Easy Backyard Aquaponics (Video)

Categories: Aquaponics

Rob Torcellini bought a $700 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he was a committed aquaponic gardener.


Now his 10 by 12 foot greenhouse is filled with not only vegetables, but fish. And the best part is: the poo from that fish is what fertilizes his garden. Aquaponics combines fish farming (aquaculture) with the practice of raising plants in water (hydroponics), most aquaponics gardeners cultivate edible fish as well.

Aquaponics is perfect for growing lettuces, brassicas and other vegetables, but root vegetables are harder to grow in water.

If you want to learn more about aquaponics follow Murray Hallam from Australia, he is one of the pioneers of this movement and his youtube channel is a wealth of information.

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