Added by on 2016-04-26 —-friend me on Facebook for more info. Video Rating: / 5 Rob Torcellini bought a 0 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he was a committed aquaponic gardener. Now his 10 by 12 foot greenhouse is filled with not only vegetables, but fish. And the best part is: the poo from that fish is what fertilizes his garden. Aquaponics combines fish farming (aquaculture) with the practice of raising plants in water (hydroponics). It’s organic by definition: instead of using chemical fertilizers, plants are fertilized by the fish poo (and pesticides/herbicides can’t be introduced to kill pests because they could harm the fish). Since the plants don’t need dirt, aquaponics allows gardeners to produce more food in less space. And in addition to the vegetables they can grow, most aquaponics gardeners cultivate edible fish as well. In this video, Rob shows us the aquaponics greenhouse in his Connecticut backyard, that he built mostly from scavenged parts, as well as his DIY indoor system where he’s growing lettuce under a grow light. Bigelow Brook Farm: Original story on faircompanies: Related PostsIvation Herb Indoor Garden Kit Complete Hydroponic Grow System for Herbs, Plants & Vegetables…How to Make Indoor Water Garden From Recycled Materials | indoor hydroponic gardening//GREEN PLANTSWEEK 1 FLOWER CANNABIS PLANTS IN HYDROPONIC INDOOR WITH OPTIC GROWLIGHTSUpdate on the indoor gardening grow tent – Pepper plantsHow to Plant Pepper Plants (Hydroponic Greenhouse)NXTLVL Farms – Indoor Hydroponic Farming in the Philippines

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  • Grace Forjoe 4 years ago

    Hi, am trying to get some of the worlds hottest pepper plants to buy, can you help me get some? I would appreciate it if you can, Also anyone who can help is welcome to do so. Am in New York so the earlier the better due to weather change. I will friend you on facebook.. Geetina. 

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  • nery colon 1 4 years ago

    That's the first time that I actually see the pollen of the peppers. That was awesome. Pictures with music.

  • SuperExtremeLiving "Gardening" 4 years ago

    cool set up :)

  • TheBhannah 4 years ago

    are you going to be selling any of your seeds when they are ready ?

  • Whatsitallabout 4 years ago

    Just one problem. It's torturing fish.

  • edsemaj me 4 years ago

    ty  Kirsten…appreciate it ! having knowledge of carpentry and spent years in gardening and farming …… I lost track of advancements and my dire need to return to that life….these videos open my eyes….. I was at one time very self sufficent ,,,,,but I was outdated in comparison to some of your TY

  • jasonhastey 4 years ago

    are you using arduino or something to monitor your greenhouse?

  • Carson Liebenow 4 years ago

    what program are you using for your greenhouse and where can I buy it. Very interesting thank you for sharing

  • Peter Schmidtka 4 years ago

    That's a lot of investment to grow 30 dollars worth of produce

  • joshyboi6969 4 years ago

    These people need to preach it to the pet stores. The beta's should have bigger bowls, this fish is pooping and that needs to be cleaned up, this is so inhumane… That barrel is like a mansion to a gold fish. And fish like beta's live in stagnant dirty puddle sized habitats in the wild. Gold fish I'm going to guess are the same as they don't require air pumps either. They are fed and alive. This video is quite alright. All the automated things going on.. Lucky man. I'm a huge believer in reusing and recycling, and this is recycling at its finest. A+++

  • Patrick Edward Brown 4 years ago

    Despite some of the negative comments below regarding the treatment of fish in your system (and there were also some good suggestions instead of straight out bashing), this is an amazing way to grow vegetables. Imagine the possibilities and how systems like this will revolutionize farming and fill starving stomachs.

  • adam rogers 4 years ago

    i dont think fish pee dude… like birds dont pee

  • Wander Away 4 years ago

    There is nothing smart, ethical or good about stuffing a bunch of fish into a small fish cage. Have ethics this guy doesn't even allow the fish to get any sun. Terrible design and a bad human.

  • James Ashford 4 years ago

    pulverized granite is one of the best fertilizers in the world. only have to use it once every 7 years.

  • Smurfing hard 4 years ago

    how does the fish poop get filtered/cleaned? does it all gets used in feeding the plants and theres no waste??

  • d wakes 4 years ago

    How does this work in the Winter? I'm from upstate NY and really wanna do something like this. Of course up here it can get really cold. So how do the fish respond, what do you do, and are you even growing anything in the winter (which may be a stupid question).

  • roaringleo57 4 years ago

    7:04 that poor gold fish with nothing to do; put something in there for him. elodea plants? a PVC pipe big enough for me to swim into?

  • elijah Lumpkin 4 years ago

    no heath, the tank holds 2 fish, the length of the fish together should be the length of the tank, they won't grow bigger than it, and goldfish don't have to have as much circulation as other fish do, and Kirsten, about the aphids, you could consider getting some praying mantis, although I am not sure they would survive the winters…

  • Heath Hunter 4 years ago

    you need to think more about the fish….. your conditions are not acceptable. feed half as much and provide current…… if you can afford it, that big, extremely obese goldfish should have 2x the space, and a mechanical filtration that keeps the water cleaner. you could have spent 1/4 the cost of your lazy-man automation to make the aquarium conditions humane.

  • Elisabeth Spaeth 4 years ago

    So sad these poor fish have no space…. cruelty to fish… our 20 year old goldfish live in a huge 10m x3m and 1,40m deep pond and grew very big and boss around the koi carp…. most swimming pools are smaller… we only have about 20 fish in this huge pond…. we don't swim in it…..the fish have places to hide underneath and get fed multiple times per day with vegan fish pellets algae etc.
    Get a swimming pond for your gold fish and the concept is perfect!!! I am a diver and vegan because i admire all animals…. and fish have wonderful personalties and feelings too…. they even recognise me and kiss each other…..
    check out…. and inform yourself…. Best regards…

  • bergaunit 4 years ago

    Poor fish

  • brian hunt 4 years ago

    Whats the monthly cost of water. Are you able to justify the cost in relation to how much food you grow, or are you paying for the experience in the end? Thank you. I am so interested in this recently. Great work man.