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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 …

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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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Community Aquaponics is the HOT NEW TREND

Community Aquaponics is the HOT NEW TREND – by Colle and Phyllis Davis The impact of a single community aquaponics system is much larger than the excellent ROI (Return on Investment) and high monthly income. The impact of multiple units has a profound effect on virtually every aspect of a community.       10,000 …

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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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TILAPIA is the Fish for Aquaponics

TILAPIA is the Fish for Aquaponics -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Tilapia is the fish we recommend for aquaponics. They prefer a water temperature in the low 80° 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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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. There is no doubt about that. 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 …

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Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the same!

Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the Same Thing! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the same! The main difference is that aquaculture farms fish and aquaponics farms fish AND uses the water as nutrients from the fish waste to use grow healthy vegetables. Aquaculture is about the farming of fish …

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BUZZ Pollination with an Electric Toothbrush!

Buzz Pollination with an Electric Toothbrush? WOW! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Buzz pollination works extremely well for blossoms for indoor growing. After all, there are no bees, bugs or insects inside a greenhouse (hopefully) to aid in pollination. 02And it’s also important to install small fans to move the air to help move …

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Secure Seed Vault?

Secure Seed Vault – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Have you ever considered putting vegetable seeds in a tin can or air-tight pouch ‘just in case’ you need to grow your own food? There is a hot  new trend sweeping the world for saving seeds that are non-GMO, heirloom and organic. It’s a good idea to …

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Pesticide & GMO Free Food is Rare and Precious

Pesticide & GMO Free Food is Rare and Precious – by Colle and Phyllis Davis PLEASE NOTE: GMO seeds are commonly used in field crops like corn and wheat but will KILL broad leaf vegetables like tomatoes and lettuces. There are many misconceptions about GMO seeds used in planting typical vegetable gardens and Portable Farms® …

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