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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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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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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 ever raised children or lived on a farm, this wise …

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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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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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Quick Answer: The Difference Between Hydroponics vs Aquaponics

Quick Answer: “What’s the Difference Between Hydroponics vs Aquaponics?” – by Colle and Phyllis Davis A commercial aquaponics system creates immediate jobs and food for semi-skilled people trained in less than a week Permanent fulltime jobs and year round food production in three months in greenhouses or warehouse Grows pesticide free food, table vegetables and …

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Renting Greenhouses for a 1 year Return on Investment

Renting Greenhouses for a 1 Year Return on Investment – by Colle and Phyllis Davis The quickest, easiest and best payback for installing and operating an aquaponics system is to lease an empty greenhouse in your area and install a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System inside it. In Southern California (obviously, a biased sampling) the cost …

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