Aquaponics is gardening and fish raising together in a way that takes advantage of the naturally symbiotic relationship between them. The plants around a lake aren't just lush because of the water, but also the nutrients provided by the fish.
This blog is as much journal as anything. If you want to learn more I recommend you start at the beginning. Otherwise just skim and enjoy the pictures!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
2011/02/26 - Happy fish, happy plants
Transplants are doing well. Cilantro is up and looking good. Cucumber is sprouting. Fish are eating well. Lettuce is doing the ridiculous growing-so-fast-you-can-almost-watch thing. Tomatoes are... well... they're growing, but compared to everyone else they look like they aren't.
Cilantro looking good
Cucumber just up, and healthy tomato behind
Lettuce growing like Jack's Beanstalk
The fish - growing into dinner. lol
Yes I'll need to clean. With the air off you can see things down there you hadn't known about.
And, yes, that's a floater near the end of the video. :-(
And here's them eating just before that. I got up late, and it was just after the water pumped in, so they didn't come right up like they usually do. But halfway through the video they arrive.
Oh, and it's snowing and hailing here today. I'm so glad I've got that heater in the tank!