Video: Aquaponics

comments (3) February 19th, 2010

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Video Length: 4:10
Produced by: Rob Torcellini


Aquaponics combines fish farming and hydroponics. I read about it in "The Spotless Garden" in yesterday's New York Times and was intrigued. In this video, Connecticut gardener Rob Torcellini offers a tour of his greenhouse setup that allows him to grow vegetables year round. The yield dwindles considerably in winter (see the Winter Update video on YouTube when you finish watching this one). It's amazing what he's put together with off-the-shelf parts and some computer wizardry.

To learn more about aquaponics:

The Spotless Garden by Michael Tortorello
An overview of aquaponics and descriptions of various systems in the U.S. and Australia. Don't miss the slideshow.

Rob Torcellini's blog

The Aquaponics Gardening Blog

Faith and Sustainable Technologies

Aquaponics information and downloadable plans for an aquaponics system

Aquaponics Kits by Earth Solutions
Various models, from entry level to larger scale


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posted in: Greenhouse, hydroponics, aquaponics

Comments (3)

Web4Deb writes: Just by chance I stumbled across this sight and found my greenhouse here! Thanks for posting it. We've been enjoying the fresh lettuce this spring and started picking the strawberries...what a special treat to get them so early!
Posted: 11:49 am on May 1st
Morgan2garden writes: Amazing!!!!! A dream green house, i love all the details and small space ideas that i can put in my small city garden. The fish was a fun idea too.
Posted: 9:32 am on February 20th
JadaE writes: This is such a fascinating subject! My husband is really interesting in trying to grow lettuce year round this way!

Here in Georgia, our local garden expert, Walter Reeves, had a segment on his weekly gardening TV show about growing hydroponics in a large tote, in a mixture of epsom salt and other ingredients, and he was able to grow some beautiful veggies that way! I think his method can be an inexpensive way for my hubs to try it, just to satisfy his curiosity! :)
Posted: 1:42 pm on February 19th
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