GROW O'ahu

Island Style Gardening and Plant-Based Living

Aquaponics Harvest



Manoa lettuce taking over in the aquaponics grow beds. Tossed with soil-grown tomatoes, tofu, sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic & sesame seeds. Simple vegan dinner!


Author: Carmen

Things I love: justice in all forms; flowers; locally grown food; cloth-diapering; breastfeeding; feminist theory; outdoor play; beaches; wine; Divine interventions; 4-H and coffee. Things I loathe: racism; homophobia; toxic crap; misogyny; litterbugs; the zombie apocalypse and pitbull-haters. My formal education is in sociology, gender studies, and public policy. I'm also a Lactation Educator; 4-H Youth Development coordinator a Certified Master Gardener and a graduate of a Permaculture Design Course. I've been blogging for several years on dozens of topics- everything from women's health to breed-specific legislation. But the thing I like to write about most is my gardening, food adventures and my kids. So there you have it. Please be kind. Thanks.

2 thoughts on “Aquaponics Harvest

  1. I had no idea you were doing aquaponics. Wow. Now, I’m going to have to sort through and read ALL about it because I’m fascinated by this method. Are you happy with it?

    • We do like it, for certain things. Leafy greens do especially well, and in fact, do much better than in my soil garden where they just can’t take drying out too much in the hot Hawaii sun. I have pretty much transferred all lettuce growing to the aquaponics! But there was a steep learning curve, for sure! And other things, like cucumbers, not so much. They need more room and their growth seems stunted in the aquaponics system. Thanks for stopping by and reading! Good luck. 🙂


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