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A bit of advice from a more expericed grower..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris " Wild Dog " S. Nov 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Hello everybody,our aquaponic system is in its second year and we have winter literally beating down my greenhouse door.  So rather than fight the inevitable we have harvested most of our tomatoes,…Continue

winterizing our greenhouse creates more questions....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Davis Mar 23, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello Everyone, I've been poking around the forums when I get the chance, and with the weather literally blowing in I was scrambling to finish up a few projects and just finished building a water…Continue


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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, vertical, combination
How old is your system?
6 mos - 1 yr
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
280 gallon ibc tote, with 20 goldfish for now
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
tail fin
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I am a professional chef / inventor and general home hobbyist. My photo features our newest grandson at 5 weeks. He was born on Christmas Day. hence we haven't got a lot of gardening done, but he sure is cute:)

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Rain water collection ...the good and the bad...Record rain in sunny Oregon for March. We're back to grow'n agin!

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 11:34pm 1 Comment

So spring is supposed to be here, but it's more like A monsoon season, we have had more rain in Oregon than I can ever remember, so maybe I jumped the gun on my rain barrel project, I put a few cinder blocks down added an old steel shelf, cut a hole in one of my downspouts off the back of my house, I only planned on using 1 55gal barrel for starters, but my math was off a bit. So if it rains lightly all day the barrel will be almost full in 1 day; which was cool. But if it rains over an inch in… Continue

What no Snow? Oh and No heat either, but were still cycling...and planning.

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 1:43am 1 Comment

Hello everyone,  

January gardening has been pushed back to February.  I was supposed to finish something.. but every week we kept driving off to see our new grandson and helping out the kids.

we shut off the lights and fans, but kept the pump and water heater going, so our system is idling with no plants.

So while the weather has been dry and cold most projects are in the collecting of supplies stage.

 1)  I did manage to score a new door for the…


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