Month: May 2011

Aquaponics Plant Germination and Algae Eating Fish

This is a box I have set up for plant germination of my aquaponic plants: The red plastic plate under the lid is just for ventilation to provide oxygen for the seed germination process. I’m using 2 and 3 inch black plastic net pots (5 cm and 7.5 cm) for the aquaponics system, and I’m

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Month: May 2011

Month: May 2011

Bamboo Sticks for Tomato Plants

Bamboo sticks can be used for many different things when you have a kitchen garden. I’m using one bamboo stick for each of my tomato plants to hold up the metal cage tomato trellis: The bamboo sticks run all the way to the bottom of the soil tube inside the self-watering container and stabilizes the

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Month: May 2011

Month: May 2011

Month: May 2011

Aquaponics Home System – Part 23: Eheim 1260 noise reduction

Phew! The system has finally been set up and the last parts added. Now it’s time to tweak, like for instance reducing noise. Our system is sitting in the corner of our living room so we want it to be as quiet as possible. If it was placed in a garage or greenhouse noise wouldn’t

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Month: May 2011

Interview with Mike Higgs from Canada: We Like to Experiment

He has been growing fruits and vegetables for four years now together with his wife Joyce. They preserve part of what they grow in a root cellar and they even have enough to sell some of it at the local market. Propagation by seeds, cuttings and root division is a big part of their gardening

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Month: May 2011

Aquaponics Home System – Part 22: Floats for the plant tank

The plants need to be floating on top of the water in the plant tank, with their roots dipping into the water to collect nutrients. I ordered a set of kids play mats to be used as floats for the pots. This particular mat is made from EVA foam (ethylene vinyl acetate) which is the

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