Tag: gardening

Want to Make a Chef Weak and Breathless?

Want to Make a Chef Weak and Breathless?– Colle and Phyllis Davis Do you want to know how to make an Executive Chef weak at the knees and breathless? Offer them a farm that grows an unlimited supply of fresh pesticide-free food and home-grown fish that’s near their kitchen. Then, after they wipe tears of …

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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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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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Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray!

Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray! by Colle and Phyllis Davis — Build, own and operate your own backyard aquaponics system.  —One module of Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems feeds a family of eight year round. — Install twenty to thirty modules and sell the food you grow in a commercial aquaponics operation. PFAS LLC offers …

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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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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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Tilapia and the Omega-3 Debate

Tilapia and the Omega-3 Debate – by Colle and Phyllis Davis What fish has the highest levels of omega-3? Wild Alaskan salmon’s  sockeye salmon wins the prize! If you enjoy fish other than sockeye salmon, consider adding flax and chia seeds to your diet to add Omega-3s into your diet. Alaskan salmon’s (spawning) sockeye salmon …

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Urban Deserts in 2017

Urban Deserts in 2017 – by Colle and Phyllis Davis The Food Access Research Atlas – USDA About 23.5 million people live in food deserts in the United States.  2.3 million people (2.2% of all US households) live in low-income, rural areas more than 10 miles from a grocery store. Growing food in city areas: Eliminates the cost …

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What Makes Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Different?

What Makes Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Different?  – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Aquaponics can be traced back over 4,700 years to an area located in present-day China. The technology has been in use for a very long time. The older systems were referred to as pass-through or as one time water-use systems. This means the …

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