The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Aquaponic Gardening is a comprehensive guide to aquaponic gardening, from choosing a setup to selecting fish and vegetables. In addition to everything one needs to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by step plans with photos for building different size systems. The expert author fully explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Meg Stout is an engineer who blogs about aquaponics. She specializes in home-scale aquaponic systems, using her training in physics (George Mason University) and product development (Naval Postgraduate School) to design inexpensive systems. She has conducted hands-on workshops of systems at the Aquaponics Association Conference, the Philadelphia Flower Show, and the Home-Grown Institute. She also assists businesses and nonprofits to create aquaponic systems to further their organizational goals. Stout was a founding officer in the Aquaponics Association and served as the director of programs and policies.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponics In this book, Meg Stout provides an accessible step-by-step guide for those new to aquaponics. If you are just starting out or mildly interested in the subject, this book will help you understand the how-to basics of aquaculture and the science behind why these techniques work. For example, Stout explains everything you should take into account for each step of the way (lighting, tanks, location, indoor/outdoor, etc.). For a beginner’s guide, this book provides the reader with an abundance of options. This guide is also particularly helpful in helping you determine what you should plant and how to plant it, along with the pros and cons of different techniques, plants, tanks, and settings. Unlike other beginner guides, Stout stresses the importance of long-term maintenance, and she explains techniques of how to elicit seeds for the next harvest, safely control different types of pests, use fish waste as fertilizer, and extend growing the season. Stout does not assume that all growers are alike and thus provides a wide variety of options to meet any new grower’s needs. For instance, she addresses a variety of untypical situations, such as what growers should do when public electricity and water are unavailable. Essentially, this book is fairly comprehensive as a start-up guide but would best be complemented by more thorough books such as William McLarney’s Freshwater Aquaculture.
Book was less than helpful, a search on the internet will provide far more information and plans for building a system. Very disappointed with this book would love a refund.
This Is A Great Book For Gardening Plants Of A Pesific Choice!!!!