~ ABOUT US (& AQUAPONICS) ~

Gail's Aquaponic Garden, NJ
Gail's Aquaponic Garden
aquaponics, tilapia, NJ

“I’ve always loved gardening and animals of any kind including birds and fish. Its clear that I inherited these passions from my Dad. He had a true appreciation and respect for nature in general. He was born and raised on a farm and continued gardening right up until the day he passed away.

 

My First Garden Experience:

We moved into our home we installed a small Koi pond. I tried growing veggies but became discouraged as deer kept destroying my plants before they could grow. We also have groundhogs here- I’ve seen one climbing my peach tree to grab a snack! The sprays, gadgets and other deterrents I tried failed and I just gave up.

 

The Greenhouse:

After my parents passed, I bought a large, decent green house kit with my inheritance and dedicated it to them. Whenever I’m in the green house it reminds me of how lucky I am to have had two loving and caring parents.

My wonderful husband built the green house with just me helping him the best I could… he did an awesome job!

 

How I Got Hooked On Aquaponics:

I read about Aquaponics on the internet and started watching videos (some good/many not so good.) As the greenhouse was being built, we built a “trial” system on our second floor deck where the wildlife couldn’t get to the plants and fish. 

The Summer the greenhouse was being built we vacationed in Disney. The Epcot’s hydro and Aquaponic tour confirmed our direction and gave us ideas for our own setup. This is a “must attend” attraction for anyone interested in soil-less gardening.

 

Summary:

The greenhouse and garden is still a project in the making as we are always learning, expanding and updating our systems and growing methods.
 

Not only does the garden provide us fresh, healthy food, but it has become my refuge from the hustling and bustling world… my SHE SHED. I love to be surrounded by the sounds of running water and the occasional scent of mint, basil and rosemary in the air, there is nowhere else I’d rather be.”

~Gail

 

 

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