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Backyard Aquaponics Update, 2021

Post Views: 3,207 Well, Let’s Start at the End of 2020, First So the season ended well last year. Of course, it was the Fall of Anno Covitatus, which meant that a lot was going on. Amongst other things, I had some mental health challenges that simply made social media in general and blogging in particular a lot more effort than it was worth. That’s mostly sorted out now and I’m doing a lot better. The “Dutch Bucket In Bucket” concept for the tomatoes worked brilliantly, as you can see from the photo to the right. 12 plants in 9 buckets produced a wealth of all three kinds of tomatoes we planted. We had cherry tomatoes for grazing snacks, slicing tomatoes for summer sandwiches, and of course sauce-making…

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Notes on the 2018 Backyard Aquaponics Build (Part I)

Post Views: 998 Howdy, folks.  I’m back to messing around with fish, plants and water, and being happy because of it.  As I’ve remarked before, aquaponics is as much a science project, as it is an engineering project, as it is a pond project, as it is a gardening project.  There are so many fascinating aspects to this way of growing stuff that there is always something to learn, tweak or enjoy. As a recap, this is the fourth aquaponics system I’ve built.  The first one was a small, basement “mad science” project that was to prove to myself I could do this.  The second system was the greenhouse project which was to demonstrate that I could scale a system in a meaningful way.  The third system, still running…

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