Aquaponics: It all Starts with Roots

celery-rootsWelcome to the Aquaponics Blog Series. We routinely share updates, photos and fun tidbits from the CLF Aquaponics Project. If you’re interested in urban agriculture, sustainable aquaculture, or hydroponics, be sure to check back regularly for new posts.

When young school groups come to visit the CLF Aquaponics Project, I love seeing the look on their faces when I pull a raft of celery out of the water, exposing the dense mass of roots underneath. Most of us gardeners never get to see the roots of our plants, but not only does observing the roots tell you about plant health, but it’s fascinating to see how every plant variety has slightly different root characteristics: did you know orange Swiss chard has orange roots? Read More >