"The only book I've read is Aquaponic Gardening by Sylvia Bernstein and I recommend it. Possibly we can overthink this stuff. Once you get a system built and running, it's not difficult to maintain. It will certainly help…"
As a novice to AP and with about 2 years to go to early retirement and a serious desire to live as much off the grid as possible, AP has caught my attention in a serious way as a means to an end to self-sustainable farming. My problem is that there…See More
"Would love your thoughts on not cutting the IBC - we have not cut as of yet. We had planned to dig down at least 4 feet to allow the ground heat to help with insulation, etc. Green house on top of course. Thanks to everyone…"
"Thanks Alex. I will add some more epsom salt today and try to bring it up. I have already noticed some increased plant growth since I added some a couple of days ago, so I'm guessing this is the problem. "
"There are lots of things you can do but the first thing I would change is moving the GBs far enough from the walls to walk around for ease of bed planting/harvesting. 40% of your media beds will be water so your sump will need to be large enough to…"
"Vicky, I am in the Detroit area and will agree with Michael about keeping that water warm. It gets expensive in a greenhouse and is my biggest concern for the upcoming winter. I'm using an insulated IBC tank with a 1000 watt heater in a…"
"If it's possible to partition your 1500 gallon tank into equal compartments that's what I would do. That would accomplish several things: 1. You would never need to transfer fish 2. If you have 200 fish per tank the gallons per pound can…"
I can't figure out what is going on with the inner and lower leaves of my tomato plants. Please see pictures. They start out like the first pic end up like the 2nd. The whole stem dies right at the junction.Any help would be appreciated.DuaneSee More