Earthships and Aquaponics getting together!
This system was built by James Fry, an Earthship Academy student from 2012, as his independent field study.
The tank contains about 175 gallons of water with a growing bed of Hydroton (clay pellets) media on top.
There are 21 fish in the tank, which are a unique species of Carp commonly found in New Mexico.
This system has produced tomatoes, broccoli, basil, peppers, parsley and lettuce!
Run out of space? Grow vertical! There are many DIY options if it comes to gardening, and this one is not different either.
The first picture show how you can use a plastic tube to vertical gardening.
- First cut holes on the side of the tube.
- Insert another, smaller tube with many tiny holes.
- Fill up the space around the inner tube with solid soil.
- Plant the cuttings carefully into the outer tubes holes.
- Protect Your garden against the wind by attaching it to something…big.
- Water the garden trough the inner tube. (This method of vertical gardening is water-saving since the evaporative surface is much smaller.)
Go on, do it. It’s Spring already.
Gardening for beginners
If your neighbor’s garden has you green with envy, it’s time to dig in and play dirty by planting your own garden.