So, enough for the Cons. and let’s jump on to the numerous Pros of why a lot of people think it’s a great idea to grow with aquaponics. Firstly, a lot of people are attracted because it is an organic growing system. basically fish and the bacteria as well and the grow beds, they are very susceptible to harsh toxic chemicals. So, you can’t just spray any old insecticide in there to look after aphids. even though, sometimes I would really like to take a flamethrower to them. So, it’s just one of those things you need to grow as cleanly as possible. on the upside you end up with great nutritious food, that you can share around with your family and friends knowing that there’s no harsh toxic chemicals on there.
The second reason a lot of people want to get into aquaponics, is it seen as a very sustainable use of our water resources. For water in the system is recycled round, and round with very little going to waste, other than a transpiration from the plants themselves.
A little bit of evaporation and in some systems, people will have a solids filter. some of that water is used to evacuate those solids out of the system. I’ve also come across a number of people who want to stop relying on ocean caught fish, for a couple of different reasons. So, that’s what’s drawn them to.. I’m setting up aquaponics system.
Aquaponics, also tend to have very little if no weeds at all. It allows you to have a couple pop up in, from when birds and other animals have deposited their waste. and have things like tomatoes, some native gum, sprouted trees, and more…
And you don’t have to spend hours on the weekend on it pulling out weeds and bits and pieces. So, if that is seen as a big plus by a lot of people as I mentioned before, because it uses hydroponic growing methods with nutrient-rich water. you’ll also be able to get very fast growth rates on some plants, particularly, the greens in aquaponic systems.
So, you’ll be able to turn over the plants like Asian greens bok choy in a number of weeks from the time they’ve gone in as seedlings to being harvested and taking into the kitchens.
Another Pro. for aquaponics: is I actually have a very small footprint for the amount of food that they can produce. So, if you’ve only got a balcony in an apartment block or a small courtyard in a townhouse, you can actually grow a lot more food in there, then you possibly could if you were growing in containers or in the soil itself. You’ve got the added benefit that with most systems like this they’re raised and off the ground. So, they’re able to get a little bit more sunlight, which is a bit of a premium in some courtyard based areas.
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