is

played,


in


which

a

player


scoops

goldfish


from

a

basin


with


a

special


scooper.


Sometimes


bouncy


balls

are
substituted

for


goldfish.
Although

edible,


goldfish


are


rarely


eaten.


A

fad


among

American


college

students


for


many


years


was
swallowing

goldfish


as

a

stunt


and

as

a

fraternity


initiation

process.


The


first


recorded


instance


was


in


1939


at
Harvard
University.


The


practice


gradually

fell


out


of


popularity


over


the


course


of


several


decades


and

is
rarely

practiced

today.
What

Can


I


Grow


In


Aquaponics

?
One

of


the


first


questions


an

Aquaponist


will


ask

is


what


to


grow

to


eat


or


sell


and

the


answer


is


Aquaponics


is
particularly

successful


for


growing


leafy

crops.



Veggies

such

as

Lettuce,

Herbs,


Chives,


Spinach,


Arugula


etc.
grow
very


well


in


an

Aquaponics


system

because


of


the


high


nitrogen

content


in


the


water.
Other

food


crops


do

well


also


including


Tomatoes,


Cucumbers,


Peppers,


Beans,


Peas,

Squash


and

Melons,
but

these


fruiting


plants

may


not


produce

as

high


a

yield

as

with


a

hydroponics


only


system

unless


the


mineral
content

of


the


Aquaponic


effluent


water


is


monitored


and

corrected

for


deficiencies.



Higher


levels

of
phosphorous

and

potassium

must


be

maintained


in


the


Aquaponic


system

to


produce

higher


yields

of


the
aforementioned

veggies.



These


minerals


may


be

added


to


the


water


adequately


to


raise

these


crops


within
an
Aquaponic


system

however


it

does

require

vigilance


as

to


monitoring

properly.
There
are


of


course


many


more


plants

that


can

be

raised


in


an

Aquaponics


system

such

as

fruiting


plants

and
flowering

plants.



You


are


only


limited


by

your


imagination

and

willingness


to


experiment


to


see

what


works
and
what


doesn't;


so

have

fun


with


it

and

you

might


be

surprised

to


find

what


you

can

do.



Below

I


will


list


a

few
veggies

for


Aquaponic


systems

and

when


I


have

more


time


I


will


send

out


supplements

for


even

more.
Genovese

Basil
I

don't


have

any

idea


how


many


different


species


of


the


Basil


herbs


there


are


so

I


am


just

going


to


list


my
favorite

that


I


like


to


grow

in


my


Aquaponics


system.
Genovese

Basil


(Ocimum


basilicum)


-


Genovese

Basil


is


one

of


the
most

popular


herbs


throughout


the


world


because


it

yields

7

to


8
cuttings

from

each

plant


and

makes


the


best


pesto


of


all
basils.Genovese
Basil

is


easily

grown


from

seed.


The


seed

germinate


readily


at
temperatures

between


75-

85

degrees.


It

is


especially


suited

to