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Dr. Iron

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Apr 26, 2011. 9 Replies

Hello everyone. I'm looking for chelated iron to add to my system and I'm not able to locate any locally. I was able to find a product called Dr. Iron. They are little black pellets that contain 55%…Continue

It's a sad day for the strawberries

Started this discussion. Last reply by TCLynx Apr 12, 2011. 4 Replies

My strawberry plant looks really sad today. I came home from work and all the baby leaves were wilted. They looked pretty perky yesterday. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?…Continue


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Survival of the Fittest

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 1:52pm 0 Comments

Today I noticed that one of my Cilantro seeds has decided to come and meet the sun head on... or should I say heads on. I had no idea that Cilantro seeds are actually two seeds in a husk pod. It makes me appreciate nature even more. That is one tough Mother!!!

Below you can see the two heads with the husk still attached.…


AP Garden Update

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 11:06pm 0 Comments

Well it's been a couple weeks since I posted an update and a lot has been going on with my system! A LOT!!! With those many many changes, has come a lot of lessons! A LOT!!!

Let's start with the asparagus. I had no idea that asparagus goes through so many phases. The roots that I bought were only a couple years old and I didn't know that it takes them 2 to 3 years before you get asparagus that's edible. Needless to say, I won't be eating asparagus this year from my garden. But it is…


Pictures as promised...

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 4:37pm 5 Comments

Here are the photos that I promised in my last blog. They aren't the best unfortunately since I couldn't find the cable for my camera. I had to take these with my phone.


Here is the gigantic spear of asparagus. I know my previous blog stated it was 14 inches tall. This was yesterdays. It is nearly 17 inches tall now!!!

Below are the brussel…


In the Beginning

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 1:49pm 0 Comments

Well, here I am with a fancy aquaponics system that I just built myself. How did I come across the idea of getting into the aquaponics hobby, you may ask... Well it all started a long time ago while I was looking into setting up a hydroponics unit. But, me being the lazy type, I figured it would be too much work always having to take readings of the nutrient levels and feeding it the nutrients manually (I really dislike manual labor). Then one day while day dreaming about how nice it would…


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At 7:11am on April 1, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Aaron,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Main page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.



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