The Update on the Aquaponics system going into my back yard, I will update another one today as well with some more of the progress.
A couple quick points:
- The food for the plants in the grow bed, is entirely supplied by the fish in the pond
- To preserve organic as best as possible, concrete is being used in all of the construction, to avoid plastic as much as possible
- In an extra hot year like this one, having the roots have constant access to water, insures strong plant growth
- Two options exist with a system like this, and all it takes is planning the timers on the pumps
a. ¬†Flood and drain – where the beds are filled with water, then drained
b. ¬†Always on – keeping a steady 4″ base of water in the grow beds
Either way, this is a great way to grow your own organic vegetables at better than great growth rates and production. ¬†The system will take some equalization once we get the fish in, and the water turned on.