Zach’s Aquaponic Garden
I finally got a chance to visit my sister in Las Vegas and see the AMAZING aquaponic garden her husband Zach built. Besides being beautiful, it is very small (their yard is tiny!) and the plants thrive on the nutrients provided by the fish.
That’s right–fish! He keeps fish in a tank and then pumps the water through the gardens. He said you can even grow a certain kind of pond scum which feeds the fish, and the entire system is self-sustaining. Unbelievable!
This method wouldn’t work as well where there are freezing temperatures that would kill the fish (unless you want to heat it), but it’s ideal for Las Vegas. The running water even cools things off in the 110 degree summer heat, helping the veggies grow better.