We have finally finished construction on our aquaponic raft beds, also known as Deep Water Culture (DWC)! The system is up and running and we have hooked the raft tank in to the main fish tank, so the water is full of nutrients that drain from the grow bed and fish tank. We aerate the water with an air pump hooked up to air stones, and the plants’ roots hang down into the aerated water.
Even the children are excited, and got to help us transplant the first lettuces into the raft.
These beautiful red and green lettuce should be ready for market in 3-4 weeks.