Category Archive: aquaponics systems

Jump Start Your Summer Growing with an Aquaponics System

Jump Start Your Summer Growing. Better YET . . . Grow Food for your Family YEAR ROUND in any Weather! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis 1. Determine the SIZE for your aquaponics system: Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are high intensity food production systems that produce prodigious amounts of food year round in any climate. Here is …

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Aquaponics in the Urban Environment  

Aquaponics in the Urban Environment   By Colle and Phyllis Davis Urbanization of the world is continuing and over half the people on Earth now live in cities. The countryside is depopulating, and the skills of growing food for local consumption is being shifted away from large country farms to small or even tiny urban …

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Basic Grow Tables Sizes for an Aquaponics System

Basic Grow Tables Sizes for an Aquaponics System – By Colle and Phyllis Davis READ THE ENTIRE AQUAPONICS COURSE OUTLINE: CLICK HERE.                         This installation includes the grow tray(s), fish tank(s) and other items necessary for your system to operate at its peak performance. The acceptable ratios …

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SUMMER IS COMING – Install your Shade Cloth Above Your Grow Tables TODAY

SUMMER IS COMING – Install your Shade Cloth Above Your Grow Tables TODAY – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Plants can only utilize approximately 70% of direct sunlight. On the inside of a greenhouse, the temperature will rise very quickly as the sun climbs up into the sky. All greenhouses exhibit this rapid rise in …

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The Footsteps of the Farmer are His Best Fertilizer

The Footsteps of the Farmer are His Best Fertilizer – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Old Japanese proverb (modern translation): “The closer you are to your plants and animals each day, the easier it is to observe and respond to their needs.” If you have raised children or lived on a farm, this wise proverb …

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Locally Grown Pesticide-Free Vegetables

Locally Grown, Pesticide-Free Vegetables – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Ready to harvest Tilapia (11″ – 1.25 pounds) in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System. See how clear the water is in the fish tanks? That’s because of our CAD pump that removes the fish waste from the fish tanks TWICE per day (much like flushing …

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What Fish Work Best in Aquaponics?

What Fish Work Best in Aquaponics? -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Tilapia is the fish most used in aquaponics. Tilapia prefer a water temperature in the low 80’s° F, the water can be fresh water, brackish water or even salty water, and they do just fine. They will thrive in water that can be dirty …

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Growing Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics

How to Grow Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics  – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  Here are the main parameters that need to be addressed when considering raising fruit trees with aquaponics: Pollination. Bees do not do well at all inside buildings. Hand pollination is time consuming and expensive. Which fruit(s) should you raise? What market …

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Precision Growing in Aquaponics Systems

Precision Growing with Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Precision growing is defined as ‘delivering the exact nutrients and other requirements that are needed by growing plants at exactly the right time in the exactly the required amounts.’ The growing space is utilized in a much more efficient and effective manner. …

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Renting Greenhouses for a 1 year Return on Investment

Renting Greenhouses for a 1 Year Return on Investment – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Rent a greenhouse instead of building one for your commercial aquaponics system.  money with an aquaponics system In Southern California (obviously, a biased sampling) the cost to lease a greenhouse of 25,000 to 75,000 sq ft is from US$1,500 to …

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