Vertical Aquaponics Produce Home-Grown Salads

A Bounty of Learning and Good Eats

This Florafelt vertical aquaponics lettuce wall offers an educational experience for a Sonoma, California family with three young children. Even better, mom and dad harvest the best organic salads in their neighborhood!

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Aquaponics Made Easy

Six Florafelt Pro System panels mounted on struts above a 100 gallon stock make up the each of the two hydroponic gardens. A pump recirculates water continually through the woven felt system.

Float valves monitor the tanks for perfect water levels. An inline filter helps remove chlorine and minerals before the water reaches the roots. Once the plants grow, the system reaches a balance. The water is filtered by the organic activity in the living wall while the fish create natural fertilizer. A simple submerged bio-filter converts fish material into necessary nutrients for the plants.

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Something New for Each Season

Florafelt Grow Buns fill the pockets, which are seeded with a huge variety of greens for a no-soil hydroponic system. Every season, the overgrown plants are removed and new seeds are added to the grow buns, which develop a valuable microbiological system.

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Garden Standing Up

It’s easier to manage pests when your garden is on the wall. Pick and choose your favorite greens right at eye level. for a spontaneous kitchen salad, or grazing right from the wall for an afternoon snack.

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden
Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Felted Furrows for Starting Seeds

The family experiments with new varieties of lettuce and greens, growing a continual supply of fresh and interesting ingredients.

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Safe and Simple – Fun for Kids

After installing the wire grids over the water tanks to keep the kids safe, the owners realized that they also provide an unexpected and happy utility – they protect the fish from hungry scavengers like raccoons!

The young ones spend hours naming, watching and enjoying the fish.

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden

Florafelt Pro System Aquaponics Vertical Garden