Aquaponics at home – I know this is not all grape growing related, but since most of you are either farmers or gardeners I want to share this with you.

We all know that growing your own crops can be a demanding task, even for those who love gardening.  Is a time consuming activity and requires lots of energy and dedication.  In addition to that, a traditional garden requires fertile land which will sustain your efforts of growing some corps. These are the main reasons why so many people give up their dream of growing their own fruit and vegetables.

With the world wide trend of living and eating healthier and the ongoing effort to save our planet, more and more people switch to organic farming. But gardening and farming organically is not that easy – up until they discovered aquaponics at home.

A friend of mine introduced me to a brand new way of producing organic veggies – it’s called aquaponics at home.  I must admit, although I’m still learning, aquaponics at home is a really an interesting field.  I’m in the process of educating myself on aquaponics at home and will eventually try it out someday to see if  grape vines can grow using only aquaponics at home!

Maybe some of you are already using aquaponics at home, and even use it for growing grapes, then we would definitely want to hear from you please!

The question is:  “What is the difference between aquaponics and the traditional hydroponics?

Hydroponics is where you will grow crops in a planting medium, using enriched water to feed the plants.  Hydroponic gardens are already highly popular among people of all ages and give satisfactory results.  However, because you will need to supply the water with necessary nutrients, which are most of the times chemical, it’s not really an organic way of growing crops.  Some people claim that the fruit and veggies are “tasteless” as well?

Aquaponics on the other hand is a totally new way of growing crops on small to medium scale.  An aquaponics at home system is a mixture between the aquaculture, as it requires growing fish in a special fish tank and hydroponics, as it involves growing plants with water and nutrients.

You will probably wonder what role the fish play in aquaponics at home. Well, things are quite easy: the fish excrement contain ammonia which is later decomposed in nitrites and nitrates. These nitrites and nitrates offering the plants enough nutrients to grow and develop normally.  Thus, there will be no need to supply your plants with chemical substances as they will already have all the food they need.

The plants will then “clean” the water by extracting the nitrites and nitrates for it’s own use.  The “clean” water is then pumped back into the fish tank and the whole process starts again.  Interesting isn’t it.

As you can see aquaponics at home does not require any type of land, fertilizers or chemical substances.  Just set up the system and make sure that the water has the normal PH so that the fish will live comfortably in there. Then, let nature follow its course!

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Aquaponics At Home

Take care and happy grape growing.

Danie

My-Grape-Vine.com

 

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