You actually only need to worry about pollination if you are either growing plants for their fruits and vegetables, or your are saving the seeds from your plants. If you are doing either of these, then you will need to understand which pollination category your plants fall into. This blog post titled Pollination in an […]
That depends on the type of plant you are growing, but in general you can plant about twice as densely in aquaponics as you can in a traditional soil-based garden. This is because your aquaponics plants are getting exactly what they need at the root zone (nutrients, water, oxygen) so the plant doesn’t need to […]
Yes, in fact, we recommend that you do in order for your aquaponic plants to become established so that they are ready to take up nitrates when Bacteria Cycling is complete and you have added fish to your system. We also highly recommend adding Maxicrop (or in Australia, this product is called Seasol) to your […]
In general, any small seeds that you would sow directly into the ground can be sown directly into a media-based aquaponics system. Although with these lightweight seeds it is possible that they will be carried away with the ebb and flow of your water through the pipes, […]
Absolutely. Be sure to wash off as much of the dirt as possible and inspect your plants closely for insects before adding a store-bought plant to your system.
We like to say “anything that grows up grows well in aquaponics”, although that does have a few caveats. Acidic pH loving plants like blueberries won’t grow well in an aquaponic system because the fish could not tolerate the level of acidity that those plants require. Also, deep-rooted crops such as corn or wheat likely […]
We recommend adding plants as soon as you have started the aquaponic cycling process. Getting your plants in early gives them time to put down new roots and establish themselves before the fish are introduced and nitrates need to be absorbed. We highly recommend adding MaxiCrop soluble seaweed powder to your […]