Aquaponics in India.
Aquaponics in India.
August 8, 2014 Aquaponics No Comments

I’m in England visiting my parents, and I’ve been making myself useful by becoming the resident fruit picker in our garden. My biggest job has been a gnarly old plum tree, which has come up trumps this summer with the biggest load of juicy plums we’ve had in years.

What has struck me about this is the year-by-year inconsistency of the fruit yield. Some years there is barely any fruit. Some there are lots of plums but they are not very sweet. Some years the fruit is good but the birds get there before we do. Other years (like this one) sees a great deal of sweet fruit PLUS a handy daughter to help pick them.

Although plum trees are great, the wonderful thing about aquaponics is the reliability factor. If the conditions are correct, you cannot fail to grow abundant amounts of delicious fruit and vegetables, maybe even aquaponics plums!

I will be back in India soon with my favourite aquaponics team. But in the meanwhile, I am helping my mother stock the deep freeze for the winter ahead with plum crumble and the larder with sweet plum jam.

See you soon!

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Pippa Woodhead
Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.