Category Archive: How to grow food in aquaponics systems

Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun 

Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun  Start your own hobby farm and invite your entire family to care for the fish and plants to grow your own food. A small farm requires only five-minutes a day to feed the fish and tend to the plants. For most people, having a built-in cushion of almost …

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Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray!

Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray! by Colle and Phyllis Davis — Build, own and operate your own backyard aquaponics system.  —One module of Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems feeds a family of eight year round. — Install twenty to thirty modules and sell the food you grow in a commercial aquaponics operation. PFAS LLC offers …

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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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NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’

NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’ – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Each time we are asked, “Does aquaponic’s food ‘tastes fishy?’” we are tempted to say, “Do the vegetables you buy at the supermarket, or at the farmers market taste like cow manure?” Here’s how Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems utilize fish waste to …

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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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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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Hot Trending Investment for 2018: COMMERCIAL AQUAPONICS

Hot Trending Investment for 2018: COMMERCIAL AQUAPONICS – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  Where can money be invested today that will give the investor a reasonable rate of return and more importantly assure a safe investment that will be long lasting and be selling product into a growing and insatiable market? Go through the list …

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YEAR ROUND Ideal Growing Conditions for Aquaponics

YEAR ROUND Ideal Growing Conditions for Aquaponics07 – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  One single head of India Mustard (tastes like a spicy lettuce) that was harvested from a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.  Question: “How is it possible that Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems can grow such DELICIOUS and nutrient rich food year round?” Answers: In sunlight, plans …

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Cost of An Aquaponics System and Operating Tasks

Cost of An Aquaponics System and Operating Tasks by Colle and Phyllis Davis READ THE ENTIRE AQUAPONICS COURSE OUTLINE: CLICK HERE. The majority of daily tasks include planting, harvesting and feeding the fish. Repeat the next day. There are two assumptions that will be made here regarding the operations for a backyard aquaponics system: 1) …

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