Lounge Spotlight | Underwater symbiosis
Grow vegetables in your garden pond while breeding edible fish
“Plants don’t necessarily need soil to grow," says Shaleen Khurana, a Chandigarh-based aquaponics gardener, explaining that plants can extract nutrition directly from water. This method of growing plants, known as hydroponics, is catching on in the country’s ever experimental gardening community. But even as hydroponics gains popularity, Khurana talks of another innovation, aquaponics, in which aquaculture, that is raising fish, snails, etc., is combined with hydroponics.