Our ponds provide the perfect growing environment for aquatic plants. Fish waste is broken down by pond microorganisms into nitrates, the key ingredient in plant fertilizer. A fish pond without plants will, by default, grow noxious filamentous algae. This is a fish farmer’s worse nightmare because it makes it impossible to net a pond.
We grow water hyacinths, sacred lotus, bog plants and a dozen varieties of water lilies. The harvest is from March until July, and the plants are shipped all over the country. When the water lilies are in full bloom, it is a spectacular sight. During this time, local artists often visit the farm to photograph and paint.