2 questions. one i never seen or read anyone using aquaponics for fruit is there a reason for that? and how much upkeep is there with the fish? thanks for any information you can give me, i'll be checking out your book as well.
Post by:Sylvia Bernstein
HI Dan. By "fruit" do you mean fruiting plants like tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers? Or sweet fruit like strawberries? Either way, they grow great in media-based aquaponics! The key is growing in media, not a raft system like some do. Those are tremendous for growing salad greens, basil, chard, etc, but not fruit.
Post by:Christian Kettner
Dan.I have had a fig tree growing for over a year and it did awesome.... had to move it because it hit the roof of the greenhouse!
Post by:Andrew Brock
Its defiantly possible to have good production of fruit, but its not going to be from fish feed alone. A good amount of fertilizer will need to be added to the system every few weeks. We add Epsom salt, rock phosphate, potassium sulfate, chelated iron, and a little bone meal. The fish portion covers nitrogen so we don't amend with any nitrogen. Check out bright agrotech on YouTube to learn more about using these amendments
Post by:James Wesley
I have grown a lot of fruit trees in my aquaponics systems over the past 5 years; in fact, it's what I primarily grow in them these days. I've ripened a lot of figs and bananas in particular.