Herbs Plants To Test Out

That's Rosemary  and Basil to get herb part of the setup , few other seeds will be sow and hopefully by the time this setup stabilized I can start transplanting them.

Turmeric rhizome in that basket and will plant it in the other growbed, these takes a long time to grow.

Planted the herb with its sowing cup, this growbed not ready they won't survive if I just directly planted them in the rocky media. 

Let it take root and get use to the place, once okay I'll remove the sowing cup.  First time I'm doing Rosemary, Basil is not much of a problem.

Over the next few week, slowly plants will be added to my setup and lets do it carefully and I'll document it here.

Update : 21st April 2013

Below are the Rosemary from cuttings directly into growbed.


  1. Mr. Adnan, by planting the 2 herbs direct into the grow bed.would it make your fish tank dirty from the soil being wash away when the siphon starts?
    btw, how much did you buy the grow bed? i found one about RM70 and a smaller one at RM50 somewhere along sungai buloh rd. tq

    1. Due to size of the sowing cut is small, no problem encountered. I done this before with Stevia plants as http://www.affnan-aquaponics.blogspot.com/2011/05/stevia-rebaudiana-update-16th-may-2011.html

      No problem, that pot is much bigger, the setup is new, if I plant directly that Rosemary surely die.

    2. RM 70 and RM 50 for the Tank is about right.

  2. ah thanks...and yes i was offered way higher price for the same price on the same stretch of road, luckily, went window shopping first before committing on the first 2 fish shop

  3. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture how did technological advances in agriculture affect the industrial revolution , which is growing fish and other aquatic animals, and hydroponics which is growing plants without soil. Aquaponics uses these two in a symbiotic combination in which plants are fed the aquatic animals' discharge or waste.