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A Different Kind of Investment

January 21st, 2014 at 07:52 pm

I am seriously thinking about investing in an aquaponics system. As I get older it is getting hard to garden in the ground. My knees and hips are bad, and my back is no spring chicken either. The system I am looking about can be adjusted to waist level so you can simply work on it standing or you can pull up a chair, even.

With the system I am looking at, I could eventually grow enough vegetables to feed us and supplement the rabbits' food as well year round. It would take a couple of years for it to pay back the investment, but it would be worth it for 90 pounds of fish a year plus the fruits and veggies.

It does have a smaller starter system that I think we'd start out with. It can then be expanded to make it bigger as we get the hang of it.

I've been doing a ton of research and I do think this is the way to go if I want to continue to garden with my disabilities. So I am creating a new fund for aquaponics. Time to start saving up.

5 Responses to “A Different Kind of Investment”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Very interesting! I'm sure if anyone can make it work, it is you. Good luck with the savings.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Would it be easy to move with you when you get your new place? Or would you wait til you're in your new place to get it?

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    CCF--Thanks. Although the system seems pretty foolproof, I think anyone could do it.

    Laura, I think we would wait until we moved to get a big system. The fish tank holds 300 gallons of water. You can imagine how heavy that would be to move. Unless we harvested the fish first and drained the water out, but then you lose all the good bacteria that makes the system thrive.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That makes sense to wait then. Smile Gives you more time to save up for it as well. Big Grin

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yes, it will take a bit to save for it. Just like the ducks and goats and pigs and quail, I am planning long-term for the farm, the aquaponics are on the list.

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