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Diablo
  • New Port Richey, FL
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Steve Bradbury replied to Diablo's discussion Fruit? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"I started fig cuttings in a flow thru trough in net pots filled with gravel........they did exceptionally well. transplanted them into a bathtub flood and drain, they outgrew the tub in about a month........transplanted them into 10 gallon dirt pots…"
Jun 12, 2012
TCLynx replied to Diablo's discussion Fruit? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"I worry a bit about root clogging in such a set up.  Not sure they will be able to produce if they need their roots pruned four times a year to keep the water flowing in those pipes."
Jun 12, 2012
Don Stark replied to Diablo's discussion Fruit? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"I saw 2 grape vines in a system last week.  Using vertical tubes. Plants were in greenhouse for 2 weeks and vines were already 6-8 feet long growth.  No fruit but very impressive."
Jun 11, 2012
JRComito replied to Diablo's discussion Fruit? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"We have luck so far growing watermelon vines. No fruits yet, but they look promising."
Jun 9, 2012
TCLynx replied to Diablo's discussion Fruit? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"Tomatoes, Peppers, Lufa, yardlong beans, barbados cherry, Rosell (though it is actually more a flower/calix and not "fruit". Some people have done well with cucumbers and squash though not myself. I've grown bananas in Aqupaonics but…"
Jun 8, 2012
Doug Johnson replied to Diablo's discussion Fruit? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"We put in a small banana tree in 6 weeks ago and now their are 3! The first one has doubled in size. Doug Johnson  "
Jun 8, 2012
Ron Thompson replied to Diablo's discussion Fruit? in the group Florida Aquaponics
"I'm having good luck with pineapples. The downside is they take around 18 months to produce a single fruit. Melons should grow well too. Strawberries, of course. Next year I hope to put in some Gran Nain Banana Plants (they top out at…"
Jun 8, 2012
Diablo added a discussion to the group Florida Aquaponics
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Fruit?

Is there any fruit that grows well aquaponically and in FL?See More
Jun 7, 2012
TCLynx replied to Diablo's discussion USDA Organic Certification in the group Commercial Aquaponics
"There are a few operations that have gotten Organic certification so if you were to follow their process/materials exactly it might not be too hard to follow suit but....... is it really worth the cost if you are selling to a local niche market…"
May 9, 2012
Chris Smith replied to Diablo's discussion USDA Organic Certification in the group Commercial Aquaponics
""Organic" is a government controlled label for packaging. If you are not packaging produce using the "o" word you do not have to get certified. There is a small farm exemption for farms selling less than $5000 annually but you…"
May 8, 2012
Diablo replied to Diablo's discussion USDA Organic Certification in the group Commercial Aquaponics
"I took a second look at a handful of AP operations and the way they describe their product/operation rather than saying organic is using words/phrases like: all natural, fresh, pure, no chemicals, no pesticides, non gmo seeds, etc, etc... So it…"
May 8, 2012
David replied to Diablo's discussion USDA Organic Certification in the group Commercial Aquaponics
"I don't know what the deal is but this is what they explained to me. If I grow in ebb and flow without solids separation and waste management then it does not qualify as "organic" because the effluent hasn't been processed or…"
May 8, 2012
Diablo added a discussion to the group Commercial Aquaponics
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USDA Organic Certification

So what is the deal with USDA Organic Certification, which appears to be required if you do $5000 or more in gross sales?  Do they provide to AP operations? I have read mix things, such as they do not provide to soil less operations or they won't provide because of the fish effluent water.  I have been to web sites of operations that certainly look like they have to be doing over $5K, but do not say anything about them being certified.See More
May 8, 2012
Diablo joined Daniel E Murphy's group
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Commercial Aquaponics

This is a place we can share and help each other in our new industry.  If you have already established yourself in the industry or are looking to this group is for you.See More
May 8, 2012
Diablo replied to Jimmi Jones's discussion Cooling Systems in the group Raft/Deep Water Culture Growers
"I bought some 40% shade cloth and a misting system to test. I'm in central west Florida, so in the summer it's normal to have 90 degree highs and high humidity. I would think the misting would work regardless of the humidity. I don't…"
May 1, 2012
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Raft/Deep Water Culture Growers

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May 1, 2012

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At 10:47pm on April 25, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Diablo!

 

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 Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

 

Please add a profile image, 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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