What Is Aquaponics?
It’s a way to garden in your backyard, using a small amount of space, almost no water, in the EASIEST possible way (the Aquaponic Way!)
(Above) A Micro System 64 garden in full bloom. Notice the anise, parsley, taro, kale, chard, 3 types of basil, leeks, and green onions. Also the edible marigold flowers, cilantro, mustard greens, mint, and bok choy. Also the pineapple and banana plants (Yeah!). Also some other things I don’t know the names of because I don’t do the gardening. This is because my wife Susanne is The Plant Lady and Head Gardener, and I’m The Plumber. And (of course), several varieties of lettuce! The number of plants this 64-square-foot aquaponic garden holds would require around 800 square feet in a soil garden. That’s if your landlord lets you dig up the backyard (LOL!).
What is the first thing you think of when you think about gardening? The main thing I remember (from my days as an organic soil gardener) is the backache I got from pulling weeds. What’s the one thing I appreciate the most about an aquaponic garden? That there are no weeds, ever!
It’s easy to get started gardening the EASY Way, and economical too! Click here for more information on our “Aquaponics The EASY Way” E-book, which shows you how to build your own aquaponic garden for as little as $100.
These simple and economical gardens are a great way to get started in organic aquaponics. You can grow in one of these gardens even if you live in an apartment or condo. You can put it outdoors during the warmer months so it gets natural sunlight, then bring it indoors during the cold months and keep growing under artificial lighting.
Here are some links to articles about backyard aquaponic gardens we’ve published. Please send in the story of your backyard aquaponic garden (with photos, of course!) if you would like to be included in one of these articles in the future:
(Above) A Micro System 64 at the end of a quiet country lane.
A nicely finished Micro System 128 in a backyard with its first crops growing.
(Above) A rare Micro System “96” aquaponic garden; this owner only had room for 3/4 of a Micro System 128 garden in his suburban side yard. In fact, his lot was so tight that he put his fish tank on the other side of the house and ran the plumbing underneath it to the troughs! You can put your backyard garden nearly anywhere!
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