Image credit; Ian Burt (Flickr)
Image credit; Ian Burt (Flickr)
April 11, 2014 Aquaponics No Comments

Imagine: no weeds, no pests, no tilling the soil, no compost, no manure spreading, no watering, no rusty old tools, no tractor and all its extra costs, no breaking back and sore joints, no cracked skin or needless exhaustion, no working to the bone for no reward, no empty pockets, no worry…. These are all aquaponics facts!

…Sound too good to be true?

Start believing – Aquaponics is here, and we are on a mission to change the way farming is done in India.

Aquaponics facts bulletin:

• Grow up to 10 times the plants in half the time
• You use only 3% of the water that traditional farming uses
• This can all be done in a fraction of the space
The fish do all the work – so you don’t have to!

How do the fish do this? Fish naturally produce algae, ammonia, minerals and nitrates – exactly what plants need to thrive.

Most of the hard work that you need to put into your aquaponics system takes place in the first month, when you will need to regularly check ammonia and PH levels – after which the system requires only a little maintenance, so you can sit back and start to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor.

This amazing technique is set to revolutionize food production, meaning more of the world can live in abundance.

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.