THE SAGA OF AQUAPONICS

Having pretty much run the gambit on the greenhouse trial runs, it was time to set up an outdoor garden. In the front courtyard is a KOI pond that has a meandering creek and some small waterfalls, two turtle ponds, and two biofilters made of rock, filter mat, and EDPM liner. Directly adjacent to this […]

THE SAGA CONTINUES

The backyard garden is well into its summer growing season, the plants are going crazy, making me wish I had planted bush squash and beans instead of vines. And more compact growing tomatoes. With 3-4 months of grow time left I won’t even be able to navigate the area for the overgrowth. A couple of […]

THE NEVER ENDING STORY

The combination of Vermiponics with Aquaponics test run produced very satisfactory results. It wasn’t without challenge, soon in the trial bucket garden, some problems became evident. Challenge #1 I had jumped the gun on planting prior to setting up the water distribution system. It seemed like other more important things kept getting in the way […]

Tilapia Fry

A DIY ODYSSEY

A do it yourself (DIY) tilapia operation, that phrase called to me like the mythological Sirens called to Odysseus.  Unlike Odysseus however, when I heard the Sirens’ call, I was free to steer my fish operation onto the rocks. My first misstep was impatience.  During March in Northwest Virginia, the water temperature in an unheated, enclosed […]