Category: Sustainability

Teach Your Daughter Aquaponics

TEACH YOUR DAUGHTER AQUAPONICS– by Colle and Phyllis Davis Besides all the love and attention you currently lavish on her, what else can you teach this joyful addition to your life  – – this legacy to your genes, to insure her health and survival? Can you do anything differently than your parents did for you …

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Keep pH BELOW 7.2 in Aquaponics

Nutrient Absorption Occurs BELOW 7.2 pH– by Colle and Phyllis Davis If the pH gets too near or above 7.2 in your Portable Farms® Aquaponics System’s Fish Tank, your plants cannot absorb the nutrients in the system and creates a NUTRIENT SHUTDOWN and your plants will begin to wither, show systems of leaf curl, begin to yellow, have …

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Rent a Greenhouse for a One Year Return-on-Investment

Rent a Greenhouse for a One Year Return-on-Investment – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Rent a greenhouse instead of building one for your commercial aquaponics system and get a one year return on your investment. In Southern California (obviously, a biased sampling) the cost to lease a greenhouse of 25,000 to 75,000 sq ft is from …

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Here is The Difference Between Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Here is The Difference Between Hydroponics and Aquaponics– by Colle and Phyllis Davis A commercial aquaponics system creates immediate jobs and food for semi-skilled people trained in less than a week. Permanent full-time jobs and year round food production in three months in greenhouses or warehouse. Grows pesticide free food, table vegetables and fish, raised …

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Basil is a High-Value Crop for Aquaponics

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 a high-value crop for aquaponics. It 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 …

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Wasabi Lettuce? In Aquaponics? YES! YES! YES!

Wasabi Lettuce by Colle and Phyllis Davis It’s NOT really called Wasabi Lettuce. That’s not the real name of this incredibly delicious, delightful, peppery and tasty green, but ‘wasabi lettuce’ is what we call it when we point it out to the people on tours at the Portable Farms’® Research and Development Center. When they are …

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Feeding the Hungry with Portable Farms®

Feeding the Hungry with Portable Farms® – by Colle and Phyllis Davis As we find ourselves in the midst of pandemic and unemployment, there is a way to help those as close as your family or as inclusive as your community or even a larger section of the earth by installing an aquaponics system. Now …

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The Fish Works Best in Aquaponics is Tilapia

This Fish Works Best in Aquaponics is Tilapia -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Tilapia is the fish most used in aquaponics. This fish works best in aqupaonics is tilapia. We use tilapia because they thrive in water temperature in the low 80’s° F, the water can be fresh water, brackish water or even salty water, …

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Aquaponics Is a Perfect Match for Those with an Ambulatory Disability

Aquaponics Is a Perfect Match for Those with an Ambulatory Disability  LOVE TO GARDEN? But, can’t bend or stoop? Portable Farms® has a solution! – by the Inventors of Portable Farms®  Aquaponics Systems Until now, ‘dirt gardens’ have not been an option for those with ambulatory disabilities because of their difficulty reaching down to the ground dig …

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Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun 

Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun – by Colle and Phyllis Davis 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, …

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