What Grows?Almost Everything.
Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, Flowers & Fish
A Plant in our SRS™ Aquaponic System
- Root Crops: Turnips, Beets, Radish, Onion, and Round Carrot. They will put the bulb on top of the raft.
- Cucumbers, Zucchini, Squash, Okra, Eggplant
- Corn, Hot Peppers, Sweet Peppers
- Beans, Leeks, Tomatoes, Peas
- Leaf lettuce, Head Lettuce
- Cabbage, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Collard Greens
- Bok Choi, Kale
- Tobacco, Ghost Peppers
- Fruit: Melons, Strawberries, even Bananas, Kiwi, and Papaya
We need a fish that will breathe, eat and excrete waste. Pretty simple, right? Virtually any freshwater fish will work, whether it be meat fish or ornamental fish.
In the US about 90% of the fish we eat are imported. Over 50% of all the fish we consume are farm raised. Now you can raise clean, healthy fish, in your own backyard with your Perpetual Food Simple Raft System™.
Our recommendation? Tilapia. Here’s why…
- Hardy, can tolerate drastic water chemistry changes other fish can’t
- Excellent table fare, mild flavor
- Grow fast, excellent feed conversion
- Easily & aggressively reproduce- buy your starters once and have an endless supply of fish
- Omnivores, will eat both meat and vegitation
Trellising & Practicality
Some plants require unique support methods. Trellises are used for tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and small melons. Large melons and other vine crops are often grown near the edge of a grow bed so the vine can sprawl on the ground while the roots remain in the aquaponic system.
Practicality: It’s best to stick with plants that will yield well in relation to your space, and climate zone. Corn, rice and grain may grow well, but not necessarily a practical use of space.
Novelty: An Alabama grower has a several-year-old bell pepper plant over thirty feet long, wrapped around a greenhouse and still producing peppers. However, a thirty-foot pepper stalk that produces one or two peppers a year is unique, but not efficient or productive.
Higher Production, Faster Growth
Why a Plant in an SRS™ Aquaponic System has higher production & faster growth:
- puts no energy into moving soil or rocks
- puts no energy into finding nutrition
- puts no energy into finding water
- never competes with weeds or other plants
- is never stressed by lack of water
- 100% of the used energy goes into plant production