When you’ve got a small yard, or no yard at all, you may still want to grow your own food. There’s nothing to stop you from fielding a great crop. First decide what you want to produce, and then you can grow it year round inside where it’s warm and comfortable all year round.
No more climbing around in the dirt to weed a garden, only to get one slimy tomato at the end of the summer. You can farm whatever you want without all the trouble.
Growing vegetables and herbs inside in a hydroponic environment lets you make some choices you just can’t make doing gardening outside.
The opportunity is there to grow out of season. For instance, if you do like a fresh tomato or fresh basil year round, you can set up a growing environment that supports the need or light, or the need for shade, and you don’t have to do a thing to maintain it – just set your grow lights on a timer, maintain your water garden, and chow down.
Things to look for when you’re investing in aquaponics include the chance to incorporate fish and other animals into the ecosystem you design, so that you can reduce your chores fertilizing: the animals will do it for you. Word of caution that not every animal will do for every plant combination.
Make sure to consult an online guide or a professional to make sure your plants will get the nutrients they need.
Being able to support your food needs yourself is a fulfilling option in many ways. You know for sure what’s gone into producing your food, for one thing, and you’re opting for one of the most environmentally friendly ways of growing when you work with aquaponics.