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Category: home-grown food

Tilapia and the Omega-3 Debate

Tilapia and the Omega-3 Debate – by Colle and Phyllis Davis What fish has the highest levels of omega-3? Wild Alaskan salmon’s  sockeye salmon wins the prize! If you enjoy fish other than sockeye salmon, consider adding flax and chia seeds to your diet to add Omega-3s into your diet. Alaskan salmon’s (spawning) sockeye salmon …

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Zucchini Grow WELL in Portable Farms

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). Zucchini is a small summer squash (a vegetable) that looks like a cucumber but has yellow flesh inside …

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Secure Seed Vault?

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Secure Seed Vault – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Have you ever considered putting vegetable seeds in a tin can or air-tight pouch ‘just in case’ you need to grow your own food? There is a hot  new trend sweeping the world for saving seeds that are non-GMO, heirloom and organic. It’s a good idea to …

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Trending: Eating Locally Grown Food

Trending: Eating Locally Grown Food – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Sales from locally grown foods have increased 20% PER YEAR over the past ten years with output reaching nearly $11 billion nationwide in the US. There is a growing movement across the world to secure and eat organic or at least locally grown foods …

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Pesticide & GMO Free Food is Rare and Precious

Pesticide & GMO Free Food is Rare and Precious – by Colle and Phyllis Davis PLEASE NOTE: GMO seeds are commonly used in field crops like corn and wheat but will KILL broad leaf vegetables like tomatoes and lettuces. There are many misconceptions about GMO seeds used in planting typical vegetable gardens and Portable Farms® …

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Think Ahead for Winter Growing

The Happy Portable Farmer, Colle Davis (aka The Fish Whisperer), Inventor, with a single head of lettuce from one of his own Portable Farmsâ„¢ Aquaponics Systems that was grown in only 40 days. This is an unretouched photo.

Winter Growing in Aquaponics – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Yes, you can grow a variety of crops YEAR ROUND in aquaponics in acclimatized greenhouses and if you install grow lights for use during winter months to extend the light of the day, you can grow both greens and blooming plants (tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers). However, …

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Processing Fish – From Tank to Table

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Processing Fish – From Tank to Table – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Aquaponics is an up-close and personal experience with the cycle of life – from seed to salad and from fish fry to fried fish. With aquaponics, there is no escaping the hard facts of growing and eating what you kill. However, in …

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Aquaponics in Cold Climates Works Well!

Aquaponics in Cold Climates Works Well! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Winter . . . Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Now is the time to install your Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems so you can enjoy fresh and delicious food every day of the year. When Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are placed inside a climatically adapted greenhouse or other structure …

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Aquaponics in Domes? NO! NO! NO!

Aquaponics in Domes? No! No! No! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis If you decide to send us an angry note telling us we’re wrong, please attach YOUR photograph of a green, lush, thriving aquaponics system within a dome and we’ll post it on our website along with your information. Several times a week we …

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Do Russians Have More Food Freedom and Independence than Americans?

Russia’s small-scale organic agriculture model may hold the key to feeding the world Saturday, September 29, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer (NaturalNews) Imagine living in a country where having the freedom to cultivate your own land, tax-free and without government interference, is not only common but also encouraged for the purpose of promoting individual …

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