Category: Portable Farms

Duckweed – The Food of the Future

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Duckweed  – The Food of the Future – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Duckweed MAY be the food of the future. Grown under ideal conditions, duckweed ranges between 25% and 45% protein and doubles its growth every 36 hours, and OUR TILAPIA love to eat it. We do not profess to be experts at growing …

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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 mature …

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Basil is a High-Value Crop for Aquaponics

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Phyllis Davis harvesting fresh delicious basil from Portable Farms Aquaponics System 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 …

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Feeding a Family of Five with a Portable Farm in 125 sq ft

Feeding  a Family of Five with a Portable Farm in 125 sq ft by Colle and Phyllis Davis How much food does a family of five consume in a year? Starting with USDA data for a healthy diet and accepting that most carbohydrates will come from grains and root crops, the table vegetables for one …

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Smokers Trasmit Virus in Portable Farms

Tobacco Mosaic Virus – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Tomato mosaic virus cause yellowing and stunting of tomato plants and cuts yield production. The effects of tobacco mosaic virus on a tomato plant. NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE GREENHOUSE. AND NO SMOKERS ALLOWED IN THE GREENHOUSE WHO HAVE BEEN SMOKING OUTSIDE THE GREENHOUSE. NO VAPING …

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Cucumbers Are BIG MONEY When Grown in Portable Farms

PatioPonics Portable Farm Cucumbers Harvested February 9, 2012

Cucumbers Are BIG MONEY When Grown in Portable Farms® by Colle and Phyllis Davis Cucumbers are delicious in salads, as a side dish garnished with vinegar and spices, as part of a refreshing addition to a relish tray or even sliced and served on a sandwich! The cucumber has long been known as a summer …

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Make Money with Your Own Aquaponics’ Business

Make Money with Your Own Aquaponics’ Business – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world. Start somewhere, at some …

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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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Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish”

Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish” – by Colle and Phyllis Davis “Can we use goldfish or crayfish or something besides tilapia in our backyard aquaponics system?” This is a frequently asked question and prompted a conversation with a new ‘aquaponist’ at my local Home Depot store which has prompted me to make a list of the …

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Solar Aquaponics – The Future of Growing

Solar Aquaponics, – The Future of Growing – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Heat and light are the heart-and-soul of aquaponics after the water, plants and fish are in place. Here we have to make a couple of assumptions about your current or planned solar powered aquaponics system: 1) the constant aeration pump and the …

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