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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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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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Cucumbers Are BIG MONEY When Grown in Portable Farms

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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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Warehouse Aquaponics? Yes, Here’s How . . .

Warehouse Aquaponics with Portable Farms®? Yes, Here’s How . . . – by Colle and Phyllis Davis We cracked the code so you make money faster and easier and with LOWER ELECTRICAL COSTS to increase your ROI for warehouse aquaponics! You’re welcome. Those huge empty warehouses seem to be begging to be repurposed again in some …

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Feeding the Hungry with Portable Farms®

Feeding the Hungry with Portable Farms® – by Colle and Phyllis Davis In today’s world of chaos, fear, hunger, poverty, dishonesty and crushing bureaucracy, 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. …

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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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Aquaponics is So EASY: Plant, Harvest and Feed the Fish

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Aquaponics is So EASY: Plant, Harvest and Feed the Fish – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Aquaponics is a balance of water, fish, plants and bacteria. A balance of these four components is what makes a successful aquaponics system. The tilapia fish in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are healthy. Our plants grow to maturation and ripeness …

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Growing Tomatoes in Aquaponics

 Growing Tomatoes in Aquaponics -by Colle and Phyllis Davis (Photo above) Each of these tomatoes weighs approximately 1/2 pound. We harvested them from a Farms® Aquaponics System. THEY ARE DELICIOUS. Tomatoes are the single most requested crop to grow in the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems. The expected yields in this article are based on growth …

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The Footsteps of the Farmer are His Best Fertilizer

The Footsteps of the Farmer are His Best Fertilizer – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Old Japanese proverb (modern translation): “The closer you are to your plants and animals each day, the easier it is to observe and respond to their needs.” If you have raised children or lived on a farm, this wise proverb …

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