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Started by Randy. Last reply by Larry Collins Jul 23.
For those interested there will be an aquaponics workshop at FVSU in Ft. Valley, Ga May 2.…Continue
I am debating weather to let the walls down on my greenhouse. I might just let it all winter over for the year. It was a lousy growing season this year with all the rain and overcast skies. It certainly taught us a very valuable lesson in terms of wanting to go commercial. Just imagine how many accounts I would have lost had I signed onto 3 or 4 local restaurants! something to really consider. I think we will stick with the local farmers markets so were non committed to any restaurants. :-)
I'm going. I've been to a couple workshops there for aquaculture I expect a lot of good information will be presented.
??? Any details??
I do not know Joel. You might like to join Gina's group Green Acreas Farm they do commercial Aqua Farming. There is also a group dedicated to commercial Aquaponics. They may have more answers for you. Glad to hear from a another GA gardener.
Hi all, I'm in N.Augusta and am researching a commercial venture into aquaponics although have not convinced myself that its feasible as opposed to hydroponics. Glad to find you guys close by. BTW anyone know what happened to the Joel Townsend operation up in Knoxville area?
Hi Charles, thank you for the welcome! I was just looking at going with the steel conduit and bending it. I think that will be a better option for us. I'll definitely look at Johnnys Seeds.
Johnnys Seeds site on the internet has some great videos on building high tunnel and low tunnel greenhouses. They sell pipe benders for ribs and show how to build simple greenhouses with conduit. The benders were pretty reasonable. They also have a wide variety of hierloom and open pollinated seeds.
Hi Kara I'm Charles and welcome to our group. As far as PVC goes I have seen soom on you tube. I do know one thing about PVC. A PVC mailbox post will give under stress in very hot months. Most GH with PVC are very small. To control cost I would think about starting with a 16x16 and then adding more RIBs later to expand to 32x16. Check on the price of alum. electrical conduit at Home depot. It will be much stronger and it can be bent with the right tool to shape your GH. Either way if you construct you own, be sure to support it with up-right supports. Store bought units may be designed where they don't need them. They are engineerd in that way. Good luck
Thanks Denise! A lot to sort out.
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