Where is there a good aquaponics store when you need it?
With so many aquaponic farms popping up in the world it won’t be long before we’ll start to see Aquaponic stores appearing in our neighborhoods.
When Glen Herring feeds his fish, they in turn feed his strawberrys, which cleans the water the fish swim in. That is aquaponics. The relationship between plant and animal that has been around since creation and has only recently been technologized to make it more efficient. So much more that it is commercially profitable.
MUNDAY, TX (KTAB/CNN) – Every time one of these tilapia fish takes a bite, it’s one step closer to producing a juicy tomato or crisp lettuce.
“If I was to take this tomato plant and grow it outside, it would take ten times as much water,” said Glenn Herring, aquaponic farmer at the first such farm in west Texas.
Within the tanks swim 11,000 fish producing enough waste to create the perfect balance to serve as soil for H & R Organic Farms.
All of the water for the plants comes from the fish tanks. It’s just enough for the roots to get the nourishment they need to grow.
No chemicals or pesticides are needed to grow tomatoes, lettuce and even strawberries inside this 11,000-square-foot green house.
Herring owns the land where he farms wheat and cotton, but aquaponics is a whole new ball game.
“We looked around and didn’t see anybody growing any produce anymore in the area,” he said.
That’s part of what intrigued him to join Nathan Rowland and his brother to create the farm. To read the rest of Aquaponic vegetable farm uses fish waste click here.
More and more farmers are turning to aquaponics as a more efficient, more productive, and more economic way of farming. So much so that many so called third world countries are now feeding once famine ravished populations