Aquaponics is a great way to grow herbs for medicinal or culinary purposes. With aquaponics, not only do your herbs grow faster, but they also have more flavor and aroma than herbs grown in traditional methods.
Lettuce is always in high demand, as it is an ingredient in most salads and comes in several varieties. This article discusses how to grow lettuce in your aquaponics garden, its specific growing instructions, and the best way of growing these delicious leaves.
Aquaponics combines aquaculture (the growing of fish and other aquatic animals) and hydroponics (the growing of plants without soil) in one recirculating environment. In aquaponics, the fish produce waste that is converted by the nitrifying bacteria into nutrients for the plants. Plant roots absorb these nutrients to thrive. In return, the plant roots clean and filter the water for the fish to live.
Within an aquaponics system is a delicate ecosystem composed of fish, bacteria, and plants. For everything to work perfectly, each part of the system must be balanced and healthy. Fish are required to be healthy to produce ammonia that is converted by the bacteria into nutrients for the plants.
Planting in aquaponics can be very simple; you can treat it as you would a traditional garden bed in most ways. However, a little bit of knowledge and preparation can help make any aquaponics project produce exceptional results. So to help you become more successful in your own home aquaponics system, we offer these planting tips in aquaponics.