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Organic Aquaponics

Aquaponics, raise fish and veg in one small space all year long

Aquaponics = Aquaculture + hydroponics Aquaponics combines fish farming (aquaculture) with the practice of raising plants in water (hydroponics). There is no soil; the plants sit directly in gravel that is continually flushed with water, and fish waste.

"Aquaponic Food Product - Raising fish and plants for food and profit" - Rebecca L. Nelson, 2008, 218

fantastic aquaponic how-to w/ lots of photos!

Start seedlings in an egg shell and, when ready, plant the entire thing. The egg shells will naturally compost providing valuable nutrients to your plants.

The blissful union of fish and plants ... by raising fish or aquatic animals, called aquaculture, combined with the cultivation of plant life...

Cucumbers grown in the wrong conditions can become bitter or tasteless. Here is a simple tried and true tip for having the sweetest cucumbers in town .If you want your cucumbers to be sweeter simply plant them alongside sunflowers. As they grow, the cucumber tendrils will use the heavy sunflower stalks for climbing support and you'll have the sweetest cucumbers you've ever eaten. - add it to the sunflower fort.

This succulent grows well in my LA garden.