Paul Nickerson

Aquaponics Compared to Potting Medias

In Aquaponics, Gardening, Propagation on March 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Whenever there are more than one research projects going on in the same space, competition arises. Currently, along side my aquaponic system, a friend of mine is working on a study comparing the development of tomato plants in different medias. The study compares: 3-B potting mix, Worm Castings, Compost.

The tomato plants in the study were planted the same time as those in the aquaponic system. Furthermore, they are the from the same seeds. As you can see in the pictures, whatever the fish are putting in the water seems to be working! The aquaponic tomatoes are about twice as tall as those in soil, and are currently all in flower. Hoping for a good harvest!


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