Aquaponics Plants To Grow

Aquponics Plants require the same general principles as plants grown in the dirt. In other words, don’t plant your cold crops in the middle of the sweltering heat. Don’t plant your eggplant and tomatoes in the middle of the winter. Of course, that is unless you have them planted in a greenhouse or indoors. That changes everything. Really though, if planting outside, just use the same general rules that you would do when planting a conventional garden. Below is a planting guide from LSU, listing the crops and planting times for Louisiana. If you are in a different state, you should be able to obtain this from your local extension office. Here is a listing of crops that have been found to work well in an aquaponics raft systems. Remember though, that this is really dependent on your local climate and conditions. As with all gardening, trial and error is the best judge of what works.
Aquaponics Plants Suitable for Raft Growing System

Please remember that plants that need trellising in your garden will also need trellising in your aqupaonics system. Please place these plants to the Northern side of the system where they will not block the sun from the other plants.

Cabbage
Cauliflower
Kale
Lettuce
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Celery
Melons
Cantaloupe
Beets
Onion
Leeks
Radishes
Turnips
Basil
Thyme
Rosemary
Chives
Pak Choi
Arugula
Mint
Watercress
Tomatoes
Peppers
Cucumbers
Peas
Squash
Broccoli
Dill
Carrots (prefer the round varieties)
Eggplant
Okra
Strawberries
Beans
Cilantro
Sage
Lemongrass
Wheatgrass
Oregano
Parsley
Edible Flowers – Nasturtium, Marigolds (please check your specific variety)
Non Edible Flowers – Asters, Bachelors Buttons, Statice, Baby’s Breath

Here is the LSU Planting Guide for Louisiana

VegetablePlantingGuide2012