To grow our plants we use a variety of aquaponic methods.
Aquaponics is the integration of Aquaculture and Hydroponics:
Aquaculture – Farming fish in a controlled environment
Hydroponics- Growing plants in a soil-less habitat
The combination of these two ingredients create an ideal eco-system for crops to thrive.
Our aquaponic systems put a modern spin on what nature has been doing since the beginning. We feed our fish all natural food, the fish then fertilize the water that is filtered and then distributed to the plants. The plants absorb the nutrient-rich water and at the same time clean the water that is returned to the fish in an eco-friendly cycle.
NO chemical fertilizers
Uses about 10% of the water that traditional methods use
Not all crops do well in aquaponics. We do also plant certain crops the traditional way straight in the dirt.
Such crops are:
Carrots, Beets, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Squash, Melons, and Okra.