Category Archive: How to grow food in aquaponics systems

Operating an Aquaponics System

Operating an Aquaponics System 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) your installation is, or …

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Carbon Neutral and Pesticide-Free Food Production

Carbon Neutral and Pesticide-Free Food Production  By Colle and Phyllis Davis Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems is a carbon neutral and pesticide-free food production facility designed to use readily available off-the-shelf equipment and materials to grow healthy green vegetables including tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers to raise your fish. PFAS LLC’s goal is to provide our customers …

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Vertical Growing in Aquaponics

Vertical Growing in Aquaponics – by Colle and Phyllis Davis TRELLIS ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS AT BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE. Every inch of space in an aquaponics tray is high value ‘real estate’ for growing food. Unlike ‘dirt gardens,’ there’s no room for plants to spread their luscious leaves, vines and blossoms across a large area as they …

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Basil – A High-Value Crop for Aquaponics

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Basil – A High-Value Crop for Aquaponics  by Colle and Phyllis Davis Basil is enjoyed as a fresh-leaf herb on meats and vegetables, prepared in sauces such as pesto, or dried and used in many recipes in cultures throughout the world. Basil grows well in aquaponics systems because of the ideal growing conditions created with …

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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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FISH POOP IS NOT ENOUGH!

FISH POOP IS NOT ENOUGH! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Our Fish Friendly Mineral Rock Dust gives your aquaponics system a HEALTHY KICK for growing health plants and fish without the use of chemicals: – Iron – Magnesium – Calcium – Potassium (vital for blooming plants, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc.) – It also includes other …

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TILAPIA is the Fish for Aquaponics

TILAPIA is the Fish for Aquaponics -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Tilapia is the fish we recommend for aquaponics. They prefer a water temperature in the low 80° 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 …

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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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Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the same!

Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the Same Thing! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the same! The main difference is that aquaculture farms fish and aquaponics farms fish AND uses the water as nutrients from the fish waste to use grow healthy vegetables. Aquaculture is about the farming of fish …

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