Message from ram3n in Cascade Front #homesteading-general
If you want to grow stuff inside, keep an aquarium. You can use the water from it to grow stuff in a bed of gravel. The fish fertilize the crop, and the crop filters the water
What type of stuff would you suggest growing? I only have a studio apartment unfortunately
Start with herbs
And a small aquarium with some goldfish or koi
is there any vegetables that would grow well in places like indiana?
How would you suggest making the gravel pit? Like what sort of frame?
I've got carpet so it can't be on the floor
Just a small Tupperware container will work fine
You'll want some sitting water just below the level of the gravel
Would dirt/soil work as well, as opposed to the fish tank?
It's called aquaponics farming
It would. The appeal of the fish tank is that its cleaner for inside
But a little box with soil would work fine too
Alright! Tomorrow I'll go the store and look around a bit and see what I can find. I'll keep you all updated
One problem with the soil however- you have to make sure it stays fertile
How would you test for that?
That part I'm not sure about
Well, what makes soul fertile?
nutrients in the soil
all kinds of stuff
I just have a few worms and food waste
It goes a long way for keeping it fertile
Hrmm, rotting food and worms inside an apartment don't sound like the smartest idea...
At least if I don't want to have to keep my window open 24/7
If you keep the food buried, the smell isn't very noticeable. But I might just not notice it anymore
You can just buy fertilizer for this sort of thing at Lowes
True. Would Home Depot or Lowes be a good place to start looking for this kind of stuff?
i'm gonna see if i can try and build a shed or something as a summer project
to store fertilizer in
I usually get stuff for my diy projects from Home Depot and Lowes. Anything they don't have I just go to amazon for
Where would you suggest looking for Herbs to grow?
Home Depot sells little bags with seeds in them
Lowes probably does too
Alright, I'll go looking tomorrow. Thanks Bradley!
I'm thinking about doing more peas, but a lot of potatoes next year 😄