fbpx

Tag - hydroponics

Lettuce Plant in a deep water culture setup in an Aquaponics System

Different Grow Methods of an Aquaponic System

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619158115044{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] When it comes to designing your setup, there are a few options to choose from for the hydroponic component. Let’s talk about the different grow methods of an aquaponic system, so you know exactly what you’ll be getting yourself into. [/vc_column_text]Ebb & Flow (Flood & Drain)[vc_column_text] In this grow bed,...

Hand holding a plant that is grown in an aquaponics system

What can you Grow in an Aquaponic System?

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619626861933{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] So, you’re itching to start your aquaponic journey but you’re still not 100% sure about what you can grow in an aquaponic system. Don’t worry we’ve got your back, with many years of experience, trials and errors we have compiled a list of plants that work best in...

Seedlings in multiple pots of soil at the beginning of the planting process

The Planting Process

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/iSQfGmaw1mI"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1633606810437{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Right, so you have set up a beautiful system and you are ready for some plants. There are a few things to remember when adding plants to your aquaponic system. If you are breaking in a new system then you will first have to cycle your system...

Hands holding leca balls as growth media for an aquaponics system

Different Types of Grow Media

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619721296575{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] If you are including a media grow bed in your system, then you will inevitably reach a point where you will have to choose between the different types of grow media. So, let’s take a look at the different options available to get you up and running as...

Diseased Plants

Plant pests and disease management in an aquaponics system

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1620149785900{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] One of the biggest headaches you’ll get as an aquaponics farmer is a constant struggle with pests and disease in your plants. Some are just unavoidable but others can be prevented and managed to ensure that your crop loss is little to none. Let’s walk you through some...

Algae

Algae in Aquaponics and How to Manage it

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1620148299812{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Algae is the number one nuisance for any aquaponics farmer. If left unmanaged, algae can become problematic. Algae can cover the roots of your plants which will restrict them from obtaining the right amounts of nutrients. Algae also causes pH swings and decreases the dissolved oxygen levels in...

The team standing next to a deep water culture aquaponic setup

Deep Water Cultures: Types and Designs

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1623229226884{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Deep Water Cultures or Raft Systems are considered as one of the most successful methods of growing juicy, leafy greens. Its low maintenance, fast-growth rate and scalability are just a few of the many benefits of this farming method. Therefore, it’s no wonder that this grow method is...

Hydroponics vs Aquaponics

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1645707466964{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] Updated: February 24, 2022 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] We know them both, we love them both but how do they fair side by side? In our previous blogs, we have explained how hydroponics is one of the main backbones of aquaponics. However, hydroponics can still be a fully functioning system on its own. Which method is...

farmer holding a lettuce plant from an aquaponics farm

How does aquaponics work?

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619619549400{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] August 26, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] So, you know what Aquaponics is but how does is the water cleaned? How do the plants grow without soil? How DOES aquaponics work? We understand you might have a lot of questions so we’ve decided to break it down into bite-sized pieces. The Aquaponics process is a marriage...

Aquaponics Tunnel with a farmer working on the farm.

What is Aquaponics?

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619615021610{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] February 04, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Sustainability seems to be on the minds of many in recent years and rightfully so. We find ourselves dominating a planet with a lifestyle that is depleting the very resources that we rely on. Therefore, we should be looking for a more sustainable way to survive and thrive...