Potatoes can be increased using a variety of methods, such as aquaponics, a clinic that combines growing edible plants in fresh water with the aid of fish and other living aquatics, such as snails. In aquaculture, the buildup of effusion that is left behind from the fish is led to a hydroponic system in which it’s absorbed by the potato plant as a vital nutrient. The leftover water is subsequently cleansed through a filtration system and pumped back to the fish tank. Aquaponic systems vary in size and can be used inside or out.
Cut seed potatoes to sections containing 2 to 3 buds per section with a sharp knife. Store the potato divisions in a cool, dark place with temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours before planting.
Drill a row of holes in a 5-gallon plastic container by means of a power drill and a one-quarter-inch drill bit, 1 inch apart and 2 inches in the bottom of the container, all of the way round the circumference. Drill three rows of holes, 1 inch apart on the bottom of the container, creating the first hole at the end of the container and operating across to the opposite end, leaving a 1-inch gap between each hole.
Mix equal parts perlite and vermiculite and fill the container half full with the mixture. Set 6 potato divisions uniformly spaced on top of the mix and cover with an 2-inch layer of sphagnum peat moss.
Construct an aquaponic system according to the manufacturers labeling instructions. Set the system in a location that receives 6 to 8 hours of sunlight exposure every day and is at least 75 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the day.
Set the container a minimum of 8 inches to the water of the aquaponic system’s growing reservoir. Do not enable the water to flow freely to the cap of the container. If necessary, raise the container by putting bricks under it on the outer borders of the container, making sure to maintain the bottom holes exposed to the water at all times.
Cover all but two sets of leaves in addition to the potato plants by adding layers of sphagnum peat moss to the container as the crops grow. Once the plants get to the brim of the container, then enable them to grow freely until they die back. Harvest the potatoes after the plants die back by taking away the sphagnum peat moss and expelling the potatoes in the container.