Sunday, March 25, 2012

Aquaponic Garden Update


Mr. Chickadee planted some strawberries, tomatoes and cabbages in the garden yesterday...
He bought the starters at a local street side market,
cleaned the dirt off of them and planted them right into the gravel.

Tomatoes

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Aquaponic Gardening


     What is aquaponics? Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics.

     What is aquaculture? Aquaculture is the farming of fish and shellfish. The term aquaculture refers to the cultivation of both marine and freshwater species.

     What is hydroponics? Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution in gravel, mineral wool, or coconut husk.