Setting Up an Aquaponic Farm
In a world where everything is done on the run and more and more people complain about their lack of time, starting a new activity seems as a way of social suicide (you will have less time to see your friends and your family). This is why many people are quite reluctant in giving their precious time away on new activities, especially if that new activity is gardening. Yet, what I want to propose you is something simpler, which even though is a way of growing crops, has nothing else to do with gardening. It is called aquaponics and it is the easiest way to have fresh food on your table.
Aquaponics is a system which involves growing fish in normal tanks and using their water, filled with bio-nutrients in a system similar with that promoted by hydroponics. The best thing about aquaponics is that you will not have to take care of the plants, as the fish will offer them enough food to grow and develop properly. You will just have to take care of your fish, which will also take less time as you will only have to monitor the water and feed them. There is no need to change or clean the water as this is something which your plants will do.
This symbiosis between fish and plants is the one which will save you lots of time and will give you the opportunity to take on this activity without compromising your social or professional life. Few minutes each day will be enough for you to make sure that both your crops and your fish are alright! In fact, growing plants and fish with the aquaponic system is so easy that your entire family will be willing to help you with that. Because it involves no dirty hands, bending and digging in the ground, you can even let your children help you. It will not take long so that they will not get bored and you will get to spend some moments with them.
Aquaponics is the easiest way through which you can have tasty, fresh and healthy vegetables on your table each and every day. There is no need to be afraid to start such a new activity as this is one of the best steps you can take for you and your family!