Educate yourself by learning from those who have the knowledge you need
Aquaponics is not only a trendy way to grow food; it is one of the fastest growing businesses in the world. The internet is full of videos by experienced aquaponics growers who make it look very easy. Whilst it isn’t hard, it is more than throwing a few fish in a tank and a few plants in some grow beds. In edition 4 of the ASC magazine, John Musser wrote an article titled “Don’t do these 5 things when starting out in Aquaponics”.
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This informative article helps newcomers understand why they may be having problems with their aquaponics systems. According to John, two of the biggest mistakes newcomers have are: trying to grow too big too fast and planting the wrong crops at the wrong time of the year. When you are first learning how to grow food with aquaponics, it is best to start out small. Too many people spend lots of money setting up a big system before they understand how it works. If you start small you will learn how to cycle your system properly, how to maintain water quality, proper care of your fish and the nutritional requirements of your plants.
You will also learn about planting cycles and growing food. Too many people make the mistake of planting the wrong crops at the wrong time of the year. Cool weather crops won’t grow in summer anymore than summer crops will grow in winter. Getting the most out of your aquaponics system and a good harvest will depend on you learning what to plant at the right time of the year. These are just two of the mistakes you can avoid, when starting out in Aquaponics.
Another great way to learn about aquaponics is to join a community that will help you. The Aquaponics Survival Communities on Facebook has over 16,000 people who share their experiences and knowledge on a daily basis. You can join here at: https://www.facebook.com/AquaponicsSurvivalCommunities We hope you will join our community and share your experiences with us, so that we can all learn and grow together.