Our Ocean View Garden Club makes a tour of local gardens periodically. Last month, we visited La and Mike’s place where she has an extensive garden and he has started a thriving aquaponics system.
The tilapia live in this tank, the pipes carry the rich water to the plants.
Mike has also started a catfish pond here, but they are timid and don’t come out to have their picture taken.
There is a transition area between the aquaponics system and La’s vegetable garden.
Here you start to get a glimpse of the lush veggies and herbs.
It seems every garden has at least one Jackson.
La grows several patches of epazote, an herb she uses in her Thai dishes.
She also grows a number of Thai jalapenos. I brought home one to dry so I can plant the seeds.
I suppose these bunnies get the leftover veggies.
In December, 2009 I wrote a post about the system some friends started near the airport. You might like to refer back to that for other pictures.
If you are interested in starting your own aquaponics, check here for interesting information.
I took more pictures of this operation than I show here, so please watch this slideshow to see them.
For a larger version, click here.
A hui hou!