Gail’s Aquaponic Garden is an online garden resource.
We are often mistaken as a store, fish hachery or commercial greenhouse, However, we are none of those. Gail’s Aquaponic Garden is my backyard passion or ‘get away’. Instead of saving my experiences and information/resources on my computer, decided to put what I’ve learned on the internet to share with others.
I think you will find some valuable information here; bookmark this site and visit us often as I update and add more.
Over the years, we have designed, setup and tried/tested several methods of gardening, including: Hydroponics, aeroponics, self-watering bucket systems, the Kratky method, etc. Each has their benefits and pitfalls.
My favorite, by far, has been Aquaponics (using fish waste to fertilize the plants), so here you will naturally find more information on this method of growing food.
If you are still growing your herbs, fruits & veggies the traditional way (with dirt) and are tired of weeding, preparing the ground every Spring and cleaning up every Fall, etc., you might want to consider switching to an Aquaponic garden.
Aquaponics is a chemical & pesticide-free gardening method that uses 90% less water then conventional (dirt) gardening and exceeds the USDA organic standard requirements. And, because the grow beds are raised, working in your garden is easy on the back!. One of my favorite things about growing plants in an Aquaponics garden is that although you will witness your plants “taking off”, there are very few weeds that grow in the system- that’s a win-win for me. Once you try it, you will probably not go back!
In an effort to find the best gardening method for myself, I have tried a variety of ways to grow veggies and ornamental plants including hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics, the Kratly method (no pumps, filters, etc. needed) and, most recently, a self-watering bucket system (which I am loving!)
Our original system was made from large stock tanks and other items you can purchase locally and at reasonable prices. This website will soon provide you information as to how you can build your own system.
As of March 9th, 2019:
New Pages, Articles, Announcements, etc.:
Tilapia Availability: Please visit our Live Tilapia For Sale page for the latest updates and availability.
Aquaponic (Aq~ua~pon~ic ) Garden:
a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water.
If you are interested in purchasing live tilapia, visit “Live Tilapia For Sale” or if you have any other questions, contact me using the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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.
Fish sizes are approximate.
Those interested in growing their fish to Adult size usually purchase Juniors as they are almost there in size; this saves them time and the expense of feeding and heating their tanks.
Please feel free to contact Tim (using the form on the left) with any questions you may have about caring for your tilapia- he will get back to you as soon as possible.
The pricing on this page supersedes any ads, etc.
that may still be lingering out on the internet…
Availability: Contact us. for Availability.
Appx 1″-3″- $1/inch – Appx 50 Avail.
Appx 3.25″-5″ – $1/inch – Appx 57+ Avail.
Fingerlings are great for those who want to keep the fish as pets, or to for use in their Aquaponic system.
Appx 5.25″-7″ – $1/inch – Appx 35 Avail.
Juniors are a favorite for those who wish to grow their tilapia out to Adult size as they are already almost there and it is by far cheaper to buy them at this size than to feed and heat their tanks as they grow.
Availability: NONE FOR SALE at this time.