Vegetables are necessary for a balanced diet. They offer you all the vitamins and minerals your body needs in order to develop properly. Unfortunately, vegetables have become quite expensive lately and fewer producers choose to grow organic vegetables. This is why their quality has become poorer and the taste is not the same as the one with which you were used with when you were young. But there is nothing to be worried about as now you can grow your own veggies effortless with an aquaponic system.
This type of gardening involves growing fish and vegetables in a total interdependence. Thus, you will not only have fresh vegetables at any hour and period of the year, but you will also be able to grow fish in a much easier way than if you would have chosen to set up an aquaculture.
Yet, why are the fish so important in the aquaponics? Well, the first step in setting up your aquaponic system is that of purchasing a fish tank and, of course, the fish. This is mainly because they are the ones which are going to provide food for your plants. Once you place the fish in the tank you can say you have started your aquaponic garden. This is mainly because placing the fish in the water is a similar step to preparing the land in traditional gardening. In about a month the fish will create the perfect environment for the plants to grow as their excrements will turn into the perfect nutrients on which plants can feed.
Once the water is filled with nutrients, the seeds are placed in special pots which will be submersed in the tank so that the water can reach the seeds. The fish will continue to produce food for the seeds, which will grow and develop into mature plants thriving on the food offered by the fish. This will not only make your plants grow bigger and bigger as time goes by, but it will also clean the water for the fish so that they can grow and develop as well.
Taking good care of your fish will result in good, tasty and healthy vegetables. Thus, if you already have a fish tank in your house or you are thinking of purchasing one for your children, why not combine your pleasure with the practical things and use the tank for an aquaponic system. Your fish will be happy, while your family will have lots of fresh vegetables for each and every meal.