Just five short weeks ago we heard about aquaponics from the simple purchase of lettuce from our health food store. We decided to check out growing our own produce and jumped in head first.........The rest is history.
Our system is now ready for fish and plants. We are learning new things every day. We started seeds outside in a make shift "cold frame" only to have left them in too long and they got leggy reaching for the sun. Then we placed them in the yard only to discover the lizards were quite happy to eat the tender new leaves! We are in the process of obtaining shade cloth to put over the troughs since the sun is so intense here in Florida that the seedlings will burn. We have since covered the rafts in the troughs with weed mat until we can get the plants in to keep the algae at bay. One day at a time. We stand in awe at what we have accomplished in our backyard in such a short period of time and are anticipating how great the fruits of our labor are going to taste! Thanks to the Aquaponic Gardening Community, we know we are not alone and help is always available. Special thanks to Green Acre Organics and TCLynx.