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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by 120ThingsIn20Years » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:16 pm

My little aquaponics system and some cherry tomatoes. the tomato plant is growing totally in water. ie no dirt or grow media. Just roots in a tub full of fish. The tomato grows through a half a metre of 90mm PVC before it sees sunlight on the outside of the growhouse because there's not enough room in there for tomatoes in summer. I'm planning an epic solar powered adventure down the mightly murray river as soon as I get organised, and this bunch of tomato plants will be one of my sources of salad. It's easy to transplant something from a fishtank into the Murray without disturbing roots :)
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One of the nutrient engines destined for the smoker (silver perch (and the reason I found this wonderful website))...
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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by NotoriousPIG » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:34 pm

120ThingsIn20Years wrote:My little aquaponics system and some cherry tomatoes. the tomato plant is growing totally in water. ie no dirt or grow media. Just roots in a tub full of fish. The tomato grows through a half a metre of 90mm PVC before it sees sunlight on the outside of the growhouse because there's not enough room in there for tomatoes in summer. I'm planning an epic solar powered adventure down the mightly murray river as soon as I get organised, and this bunch of tomato plants will be one of my sources of salad. It's easy to transplant something from a fishtank into the Murray without disturbing roots :)
120 Things in 20 years - Aquaponics - External Tomato.JPG
One of the nutrient engines destined for the smoker (silver perch (and the reason I found this wonderful website))...
120 Things in 20 years - Aquaponics - Silver perch.jpg
Some prized produce...
120 Things in 20 years - Cherry tomatoes 1sm.jpg
As soon as I get my own house I'm going to crank one of those aquaponics set ups!!!!
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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by Bentley » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:00 pm

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Last Summers Garden in Virginia, tomatos, pole beans, beets, Sweet Corn, Cucumber and Melon!


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This years garden on 1/8 acre in Las Vegas! 2 tomatos, 2 Bell Peppers, and one cucumber!

I guess 200 acres (not sure if you all go by hectares? 81) does make a difference! :shock:
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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by 120ThingsIn20Years » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:43 am

NotoriousPIG wrote:
120ThingsIn20Years wrote:My little aquaponics system and some cherry tomatoes. the tomato plant is growing totally in water. ie no dirt or grow media. Just roots in a tub full of fish. The tomato grows through a half a metre of 90mm PVC before it sees sunlight on the outside of the growhouse because there's not enough room in there for tomatoes in summer. I'm planning an epic solar powered adventure down the mightly murray river as soon as I get organised, and this bunch of tomato plants will be one of my sources of salad. It's easy to transplant something from a fishtank into the Murray without disturbing roots :)
120 Things in 20 years - Aquaponics - External Tomato.JPG
One of the nutrient engines destined for the smoker (silver perch (and the reason I found this wonderful website))...
120 Things in 20 years - Aquaponics - Silver perch.jpg
Some prized produce...
120 Things in 20 years - Cherry tomatoes 1sm.jpg
As soon as I get my own house I'm going to crank one of those aquaponics set ups!!!!

We are in a rental. One of the best things about aquaponics is that you can do it on concrete and there's no need to dig up any lawn or garden space.

And the fish.

The fish are pretty cool as well. It's nice to be a protein farmer in a rental back yard :)
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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by gnol » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:29 pm

A bit of spinach I harvested in early November. :lol:

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Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by Nath » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:56 pm

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A bit tight for space in my courtyard so I built this for herbs etc. Works great!


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Post by chriso » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:56 pm

That's awesome! I've been thinking of doing something similar as we have a tiny backyard. No veggies yet but the herb collection is growing.

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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by travelling_gerry » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:14 am

My low maintenance hydroponics.

Not home much so I need it to be fool (read wife) proof as possible.

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Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by Nath » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:26 pm

Love to have an aquaponics setup one day! Do you stock any fish?


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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by 120ThingsIn20Years » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:41 pm

Busio90 wrote:Love to have an aquaponics setup one day! Do you stock any fish?


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I stock silver perch, but a lot of people stock trout over winter and barramundi over summer. If you buy them as fingerlings you can grow them to plate size (around 500g) so you see two harvests a year.

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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by gnol » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:19 pm

Here is some of mine this year after the great heatwave we have had so far...lol

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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by gnol » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:46 pm

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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by Zorba » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:11 am

i find that a little disturbing.

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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by gnol » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:59 am

Yes she has not been too successful with the naked look.

I tried her with some cloth a couple of years back but she was still not good at scaring birds of.

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What is really disturbing is when I forget about her and walk into her in the dark.

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Re: Showus ya Vegie garden

Post by Bentley » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:42 am

Cant wait for planting season to get here...Back in Virginia, so back to large garden!
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