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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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Growing Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics

How to Grow Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics  – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  Here are the main parameters that need to be addressed when considering raising fruit trees with aquaponics:   Pollination. Bees do not do well at all inside buildings. Hand pollination is time consuming and expensive. Which fruit(s) should you raise? What …

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The Wonder Fish: TILAPIA in Aquaponics

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The Wonder Fish: TILAPIA in Aquaponics Grown in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems – by Colle and Phyllis Davis One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is concerning the fish that we use in Portable Farms®, “Why Tilapia?’” In the US, please check with your local Fish and Wildlife Department in your State and see if …

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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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Fossil Water – No Water Means No Life

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Fossil Water – No Water Means No Life -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Fossil water like fossil fuel is a non-renewable resource. It is not as rare as  the ‘rare earth metals’ but once we use it up, it’s gone forever and for those who depend on this water supply (that’s all of us to …

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It’s the Fish, Not the Fish Oil – Omega 3

It’s the Fish, Not the Fish Oil – by Colle and Phyllis Davis What does omega-3 do for you? As it turns out, not very much. As a matter of fact it is not the omega 3 that is the health factor that it has been touted, it is eating more fish that achieved the …

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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 – by Colle and Phyllis Davis LOVE TO GARDEN? But, can’t bend or stoop? Portable Farms® has a solution! Until now, ‘dirt gardens’ have not been an option for those with ambulatory disabilities because of their difficulty reaching down to the ground dig in the …

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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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Processing Fish – From Tank to Table

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Processing Fish – From Tank to Table – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Aquaponics is an up-close and personal experience with the cycle of life – from seed to salad and from fish fry to fried fish. With aquaponics, there is no escaping the hard facts of growing and eating what you kill. However, in …

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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 food and home-grown fish that’s near their kitchen. Then, after they wipe tears of …

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