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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

Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems

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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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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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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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 a majority of carbohydrates will come from grains and root crops, the table vegetables …

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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 …

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Portable Farms® Zucchini Bread

Portable Farms® Zucchini Bread Give homemade Zucchini Bread for gifts during the holidays. Not too sweet and it’s healthy too! There is nothing like home-made, home-grown zucchini bread to give away as gifts during the holiday season! While many cooks may boast they cook from scratch, we can ‘trump that’ and say we grew our …

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