If you have ever done gardening or aspired to you may have wondered what aquaponic gardening is all about. Maybe you wondered how well the plants do or how well plants can fare for winter aquaponics. Well here is a few answers for you to ponder.
We are dabblers, we dabble in a lot. One of those things we dabble in around the homestead is Aquaponics (growing plants together with fish). There is, of course, more “science-y” stuff to it than that, but that’s the gist of it.
We have kept our little DIY Aquaponics system going somewhere around 6 years, but it has taken the backseat many of those years.
As it often happens around here, we started a friendly little competition between the Husband and I.
We are going to have a greenhouse growing challenge.
Him with the aquaponics and me with regular ol’ soil beds.
He is taking the aquaponics growing on as his
new revived little baby and has set a few goals to begin aquaponic expansion.
If you want to keep up with our little challenge follow us on Instagram for more regular updates!
I wanted to give you a quick show of what a very basic aquaponic bed can look like
Watch my Winter Aquaponics Video:
Now our basic little bed doesn’t look really full right now but give it a few weeks and even in the low winter sun and temperatures these plants will be growing and thriving.
Many plants are very well suited to winter aquaponics, a few of those plants include:
- Green onions
- Red leaf & green leaf lettuce
- Swiss Chard
- Bok Choy
- and many more…
More on Aquaponics
If aquaponics has got your attention and you are looking for further resources I would highly recommend the book Aquaponic Gardening by Sylvia Bernstein it is very easy to read and has lots of practical advice for the home aquaponic gardener.
If aquaponics gardening has ever piqued your interest for one reason or another, you are not alone. This ancient yet revived practice has gained a lot of new interest over the last decade, and rightly so. Aquaponics gardening has many advantages one of which is the ease of growing in the winter. So go ahead explore how rewarding aquaponic gardening can be ♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 5 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.