DIY Aquaponic Gardening
Having a balanced nutrition based mainly on vegetables and lean meat is essential in order to keep your body healthy and in good shape. However, with the prices increasing continuously and with the genetically modified crops increasing their amount day by day, having a healthy meal is more and more difficult. The solution: plant your own vegetables. This may sound like an impossible thing for people living in flats or for those with low resistance to effort, but in fact it can be one of the most enjoying and effortless activity you can have. How is this possible? With a simple, yet highly effective system which allows you to grow fish and vegetables at the same time in your own home!
The system is called aquaponics and is suitable for any type of family, regardless of the age they are or the type of house they live in. It requires very little space, the place needed to put an aquarium with fish and some other small additions to it. You can put it on the table in your living room and use it as decoration too, you can place it in your kitchen so that you can always have fresh herbs at the reach of your hand when cooking or you can place it in your garage and go once or twice a day to inspect it. It does not need more than few minutes a day of care, it needs no land and it will start giving results in less than a year. In addition to that, there will be no need for you to bend over, to clean the land of weeds, dig it to plant the seeds or spend hours in your knees to collect the crops.
Furthermore, you will be able to use this type of farming all year round, regardless of the season or the meteorological conditions from outside! This means that you will have fresh veggies all year round, with minimum effort. Just think of your tasty tomatoes or cucumbers, of the smell of your fresh parsley or how you will amaze everyone with your delicious strawberries in the winter! You will eat healthy and organic vegetables and will even be able to offer some of your crops to your neighbors as you will have plenty of everything.
If you come to think that while your crops will grow, so will the fish, then there is no need for you to postpone starting an aquaponic farm in the comfort of your house. It is the simplest way to eat healthy food without spending a fortune at the market!