Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together
Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilising them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of the best of aquaculture and hydroponics; aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables; greens; herbs and fruits; while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe; healthy source of protein.
On a larger scale; it is a key solution to mitigating food insecurity; climate change; groundwater pollution and the impacts of overfishing on our oceans. This is the definitive do-it-yourself home manual; with an introduction by Charlie Price; head of Aquaponics UK. It focuses on giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy; safe; fresh and delicious food all year round. Starting with an overview of the theory; benefits and potential of aquaponics; this book goes on to explain: system location considerations and hardware components; the living elements fish; plants; bacteria; and worms; and; putting it all together starting and maintaining a healthy system. Aquaponics systems are completely organic.
They are four to six times more productive and use 90 percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds; fewer pests; and no watering; fertilising; bending; digging; or heavy lifting in fact; there really is no down side! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical; accessible and well-illustrated guide.
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