Nutrient Cycle The BIG Picture
At some point, and sooner than later, we will have to face the fact that we are the biggest producers of nutrient dense waste. We desire to eat nutritious food, often eating it to excess. Our bodies only use what it can in that moment and the rest passes through. So, with our rich diets comes an abundance of nutrient rich waste.
For centuries, and even today, human waste is used for agriculture. You may…Continue
Aquaponics is a fascinating method of growing. Creating a micro-eco-system (can you double hyphenate?) is a challenging, interesting, and often expensive endeavor. I enjoyed the research and the fruits of that labor. But, in the Northwest, I found it to be a greater challenge to make it economically practical on a small scale.
Perhaps if I were to use native species of fish and allowed the system to go dormant during the cold and dark season, it may have been more…Continue
Only one on tour should be very cool.and very indepth if im the only one on the tour for an hour
The commercial viability of aquaponics is likely the hottest contested topic on most aquaponic forums today and is the million dollar question that everyone wants answered. While I'm still not willing to make my financial data public(you would be amazed how many people have asked), I will say that we are indeed a profitable farm based on revenue generated by the farm alone. Although our farm's revenue is derived in diverse ways, even after extracting any non farm related revenue from…
Greetings again Aquapons! I have been on an interesting journey the past couple of years. It all started with a better filter for my koi. Researching bog filters inspired the notion of growing edible plants in the bog, which through my research I stumbled upon aquaponics.
Through my research and desire to find an economical means of heating my system, I stumbled upon the Wiseway pellet stove, which I became a statewide distributor for their company and recently sold that…Continue
hi again folks,first of all let me explain my crazy title haha.DOGS R US is the name of one of our businesses,we are located in beautiful EASTERN TENNESSEE good old USA.feel free to follow us on facebook and leave comments.several years ago i was told i was crazy to spend an amount exceeding 100,000.00 to build a boarding,breeding,grooming facility in a rural community such as ours.to make a long story short i did not listen to all the naysayers and short sighted people and forged ahead in…Continue
less than 24 hrs. after posting my blog post titled smitten by the bug i recieved a comment saying how AP was a hoax.i'll admit you do see a lot of photos where people are growing LOTS of salad greens.but then you also see a lot of pictures of tomatoes,peppers ,okra,melons,beans and the list goes on.looks like to me if you provide a correct nutrient base,lighting,and enviromental coonditions any plant would prosper.comments anyone?
hello fellow aquapons,since this is my first blog post i think an introduction is in order! my name is alan crabtree and i live in beautiful east tennessee good ole USA.i am a 53 year old combat wounded veteran who is in a wheelchair.i first stumbled upon aquaponics while searching for a viable way to help feed my family and grow more towards self sustainability.i had previously grown some suspect crops hydroponically LOL and as such i do possess a rather large number of grow lights,pumps…Continue