Top 4 Best Aquaponics Books That You Should Read

best aquaponics books
M.H Kabir
Written by M.H Kabir

Best aquaponics books

Hi everyone, today’s topic is aquaponics. You heard it right, aquaponics – a special system of aquaculture in which the waste created by aquatic living forms provides nutritious substance for plants grown hydroponically, while the plants themselves purify the water.

We’ll go through four best aquaponics books here, from numbers 4 to 1:

 4. DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25              Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle


Sometimes people just need to find a way to make their living cheaper and more relaxing without investing so many funds in everyday needs. This book is trying exactly that – to encourage you to take some „do it yourself“ steps in life and become self-sufficient in many ways.

It’s a text full of inspiration and instructions on how to utilize your own property and all the different materials that you probably have at home already. Among these instructions, you will find a part about aquaponics and its basic principles.

However, be aware that sometimes it is not so easy to achieve everything – this book shows you the door but you must go through it on your own.


3. The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you              need on just a quarter acre!

This interesting piece of work will suggest organic ways for making your lifestyle green and healthy. And it is not about some distant location or imaginary property you cannot afford, it is dedicated to things you can do in your own backyard.

The Backyard Homestead includes advice on aquaponics, advocates right periods for planting and gives you a lot more additional information about nature preservation. As the title itself suggests, this book gives you methods how to single-handily do everything on just one quarter acre.

Even more, it literally gives you the number of everything you can expect to grow and harvest on your own land – eggs, wheat, fruits and vegetables, pork and nuts.

2. Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising     Vegetables and Fish Together

We could say without doubts that this is one of the most comprehensive books on aquaponics at the moment. Being a subject that not so many people are familiar with, aquaponic gardening certainly need more explanations and better understanding and that is what the author Sylvia Bernstein gave us.

It is more or less a guideline consisting of everything there is to know on this subject and answers most of the first-round question you might have. If you really want to start your own aquaponics system, then you should certainly choose this book as one of the firsts to find out what to do.

You will be thrilled to read it just to reveal how this branch of agriculture is fully organic, healthy and uses just a small part of water used in everyday gardening. And it will make you get involved in aquaponics, too.This is one of the best aquaponics books.


1. Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

If you are tired of all that industrial food production and want so badly to grow your own food but don’t know how, Mini Farming is probably the best beginner-friendly manual you can buy and act accordingly.

Author Brett Markham himself is a part-time “backyard homesteader” and can give you first hand instructions on the issue. Markham touches a lot of topics in general and does not want to burden you with the very specifics instantly. Instead, he is giving you introduction to watering and irrigation systems, seed selection and saving, aquaponics, chicken raising and many other subjects.

This book really is a beautiful and educative guide for all of you who are willing to grow food but don’t know how and are afraid to start. It will help you make the first step and become part of what even could become a new worldwide movement – sustainable domestic farming.

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M.H Kabir

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