Many people think growing food is difficult or hard to do. What if I told you you can grow food anywhere with aquaponics. Additionally what if I told you growing food like this isn’t hard at all? What if I said growing food this way may just about be the easiest way to grow food. Would you be more intrigued then?
We love homegrown food, it’s no secret. Heck, I think everyone should try to grow at least some of their food be that grow herb in your windowsill or veggies out in the backyard. Growing your own food is a great way to be more self-reliant, and know exactly where your food is coming from and more importantly what is going into your body. However many people
Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. Meaning raising fish combined with soilless growing. The fish fertilize the plants, the plants’ in-turn filter the water for the fish. There is much more science behind it than that, but that’s the gist of it.
Aquaponics is really a wonderful circular system, which needs much less water than traditional soil growing. When we first began trying this method for growing food, we were surprised how fast the plants would grow. There are less to no weeds, watering it taken care of and pests are
Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together
We currently have a smallish set-up (
So maybe you are interested in trying to grow some of your own healthy veggies or greens but you are not sure where to start, or you would just like to start small. Perhaps you live in an apartment and do not have much space but would still like to grow some of your own food.
Here is a small system that is easy on the budget and small in space but would still be able to grow several herbs or something similar! Systems like this can be found on
Still interested? Perhaps something that can grow a little more, maybe keep you in fresh salad and greens year round? That is totally a possibility. Greens are something I love to have fresh and on hand, and with Aquaponics you can no matter what time of the year it is.AquaSprouts Garden
Here is a great one that’s still pretty easy on the budget. Space to add a grow light, and enough growing area to keep you in
Perhaps you are like us and have a larger family and need something that can produce even more. There are ready-made systems for that too!
This one of course is larger, and it gets more into your typical Aquaponics set ups. This one would produce quite a lot and year round in the comfort of your home. It of course will cost more but it still doesn’t take up a whole lot of space. This could even be out on a balcony in warmer climates or in the warmer seasons. Imagine wanting a fresh salad so you go cut what you want and you know right where it came from! This little set up was found at The Aquaponic Source
Extra Large System
Go Big or go home! This is actually where we plan to expand to (someday) our current system to, 3 grow beds. This a a modular system also found at The Aquaponics Source, you can get these in configurations from 2-8 grow beds. So maybe you have a greenhouse that
DIY Aquaponic systems
So as you can see there are
Grow food anywhere with aquaponics! Aquaponics can be great for growing food and reduce many of the normal hassles with traditional gardening. Do you want to grow a lot more food in a much smaller space? You like to grow food but bending and weeding no longer feasible for you? This just might be the answer you need♡♡♡
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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.