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Bell Peppers Grow WELL in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems


Bell Peppers Grow WELL in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems by Colle and Phyllis Davis Bell peppers (green, red, yellow or orange) are a popular crop grown in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems. They produce large, very flavorful and CRISP bell peppers that can be grown year round. Pepper plants are easily trellised or stalked for vertical …

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Zucchini Grow WELL in Portable Farms™ Aquaponics Systems


Zucchini! OH YUM. You can cook almost anything with zucchini and they are EASY to grow year round in a Portable Farms™ Aquaponics System! Generally, zucchini are grown during the summer (May to August in the Northern Hemisphere). But, in a Portable Farms™ Aquaponics System, zucchini can be grown and harvested year round.   You …

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Aquaponics Tomatoes Are Most Requested Crop

Each of these tomatoes weighs 1/2 pound. We harvested them yesterday (Februay 1, 2012) from a Portable Farm Aquaponics System. DELICIOUS.

Tomatoes are the single most requested crop to grow in the Portable Farms™ Aquaponics Systems. The expected yields in this article are based on growth from a single Grow Tray (shown below) and are very conservative. They are based on the lowest yield per plant, the shortest harvest cycle and the longest time a plant …

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The Future of Urban Farming


There is a modern myth that says one can become at least partially self-sufficient by practicing the basic fundamentals related to ‘urban farming.’ In fact, we may have spouted those very sentiments from time-to-time while encouraging our own readers to ‘grow your own’ for health and financial reasons. But, is it POSSIBLE? The term ‘urban …

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“Give a Man a Fish” . . . Remind me, THEN WHAT?


There is a Chinese Proverb that says, ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’ That was sound advice when the world contained less than one billion people and the seas, rivers and lakes contained more fish than could …

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Community Gardens in the 21st Century


  Community gardens are hot news today. Perhaps this renewed popularity is fueled by the need for communities to eat healthier food (as opposed to fast food and carb-loaded diets), or to beautify their cities. Regardless of their impetus, food unties people and speaks to the most basic need in all of us: Survival. What …

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Global Food Waste Could Feed the World


In 2011, 1.3 billion TONS of food (about 1/3 of the global food production) is lost, thrown away or wasted each year on all steps of the food supply chain. In the US, in 2010, more than 30 million tons of FOOD was dumped in landfills which amounts to about 200 pounds of wasted food …

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The World is Coming to an End? You Betcha’

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Warning: This Article is Intended for Mature Readers Only. What does the word ‘mature’ mean? One definition offers, ‘An individual who is capable of wise choices and decisions that require forethought and planning.’ ‘At times like these, survival is the most important thing.’  – George Soros, 2012       The news is full of …

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Organic Momentum Takes Root


Not only does organic food have a higher nutrient content and taste better than non-organic food, it offers fewer (if any) possibilities for unintended diseases resulting from pesticides and issues related to food safety. Now really, who could possibly argue with that? Granted, organic food may not be as ‘pretty’ as some of the treated …

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Only YOU Can Decide What is “Safe Food”

The issue of safe food is A hotbed of debate in the world today and will be increasingly more heated as the world population makes food the most important topic on the table to save pockets of the world from starvation and disease. What does ‘safe food’ mean to you? Where do you find it? …

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