Are you wondering “what is Aquaponics?” The most simple definition is that it is the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. The third participants are the microbes (nitrifying bacteria) and composting red worms that thrive in the growing media. They do the job of converting the ammonia from the fish waste first into nitrites, then into nitrates and the solids into vermicompost that that are food for the plants.Man with bad back In combining both systems aquaponics capitalizes on the benefits and eliminates the drawbacks of each. Continue reading
This is a fantastic idea and you could make this out of any material such as wood. Be creative! Continue reading →
This is a great picture I found on the www but no instructions. Has anyone every seen this before and built it? Please comment on this page and share your instructions and experience. Thanks. Continue reading →
This is an amazing free guide published by the USDA. The print version of this huge, comprehensive canning book costs $20 plus S&H, but you can click the links below and get a PDF version for free!
Imagine the convenience of plucking fresh green onions from the soil whenever you need them? There is nothing better than fresh onions for your salads, dips, tacos or soup. But how could you have a supply of fresh onions at hand all the time? Okay… onions are available all year round from the grocery store, but they are hardly fresh, some are GMO’s and there’s almost always no way to know for sure where they came from or what they were sprayed with. Gardeners of course will simply grow them but some simply have problems with available space. Continue reading →