With the price of fish and seafood, and in times where we have seen that we can’t always depend on store shelves being full of what we need when we have hiccups in the global markets, it’s time to start thinking for unique ways to grow the food that our family needs to be able to have our own self sustaining food supplies. An aquaponic garden and fish farming together create this new and exciting way for more and more people to take up this type of gardening. The initial investment can be a bit pricey, but the ongoing self sustaining food supply delivered to the table each month quickly enable you to recoup the costs, and even find ways to save money each month. Especially if you go solar, so the pumps, filters, and air compressors running 24 hours a day won’t bump up your electricity bills. Aquaponics is a new way to grow your own self sustaining food, only much more fun. It is like combining a hydroponics garden or traditional garden, or raised bed garden, and fish farming. It is super easy to learn and get started. There are videos to teach you how to learn to buid your own aquaponics system, and there are also complete kits that will have you up and running and growing your own vegetables and fish in a hurry.
Aquaponics Gardens are Self Sustaining
The aquaponics garden is fairly self sustaining, with the fish producing the bio- nutrients needed for the plants, and the plants will clean the water to maintain a safe environment for the fish to grow and get big enough for the dinner table. My favorite part is that with the nutrients that the fish provide for the plants you won’t have to put chemicals in the water to enhance their growth. This is a truly organic system, providing your family with a healthier choice for all of your fruit, vegetable, and seafood meals. Healthy and Delicious too! With a aquaponics garden, and the right planning, you will get to a point where you will have fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood available to freshly pick and cook your meals with every single day. Your family will love the amazing taste that this level of freshness brings. Of coarse, you don’t have to eat the fish, and if you wanted to you could even use a more decorative type fish, but my choice is one of the many types of fish that do well in this type of garden because my family loves fish. The price of fish at the grocery store is just crazy expensive. When you do your own fishing, you are kind of limited on how many you can eat each month due to the worry about what they get from the water, like mercury. With your own home grown fish, all that worry, and all that cost, is out the window. You will have your own self replenishing supply of fish for whenever you are ready for seafood. Just grab a few fish from the aquaponics tank, get them prepared for the grill, and throw them on the bbq or smoker. Browse Current Models of Hydroponics Gardens
Where Can You Have An Aquaponics Garden?
You can start an aquaponics garden in your garage, in a detached garage, a large shed, or even a green house. You just need to have the space, the ability to add water when fresh water needs to be added, and electricity to run the pumps and filters, depending on how elaborate of an aquaponics system that you buy or build.
Aquaponics Gardens Are Easy To Put Together
An aquaponics garden is simple to put together from scratch, simple to put together from a do it yourself (DIY) kit, simple to put together with a ready built package. You can easily put it together yourself. The garden work is not back breaking work like a typical large garden can be. It’s in a more condensed space because it can be with the hydroponics components and the nutrients that the fish provide. Buy or build your own aquaponics garden fish farm today, and your taste buds, your body, and your health, will be very happy with you! Your family will be happy with you too. The kids will love taking care of all of the fish, and it is a great hobby for the family to come together around and enjoy.
Best Fish to Farm With an Aquaponics Garden
•Tilapia •Trout •Perch •Catfish •Barramundi •Bass •Crustaceans •Koi and Goldfish
Tilapia Fish Farming
Grows to good eating size in 6 to 9 months Warm water aquaponics fish that is easy to breed and grows fast Trout Grows to good eating size in 12 to 16 months Cold water fish that requires high dissolved oxygen levels, and PH monitoring Perch Grows to good eating size in 9 to 16 months Hardy, adaptable aquaponics fish
Grows to good eating size in 5 to 10 months Fast growing fish, though sensitive to temps, water quality, and PH levels
Barramundi Fish Farming
Grows to good eating size in 12 months
Bass Fish Farming
Grows to good eating size in 12 to 18 months Requires constant monitoring to maintain proper water conditions
Crustaceans Seafood Farming
Grows to good eating size in: Prawns - 6 to 12 months Lobsters - 24 months Oysters - 24 months Crustaceans feed on organic plant matter and help to keep the tank clean
Koi and Goldfish Farming
Not edible, but live a long time and help to keep the tank clean Hardy and more resistant to parasitesAbout The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Aquaponics Fish Farming Gardening Experience Awaits!