Aquaponic Gardener Profile – Ken Utton

By: JD Sawyer

Q: Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.

A: I am a retired GIS analyst and live in Meridian Texas

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Q: How did you get interested in aquaponics?

A: Saw several applications of Aquaponics on YouTube.

Q: How are you currently working with aquaponics? Home setup, community greenhouse, etc.

A: Have smal home setup and experimenting with automated controls so can incorporate all in a new greenhouse.

Q: What plants and fish have you had the best luck with? And the worst?

A: Presently raising small mouth bass. Will be incorporating fresh water prawns and other fish in greenhouse setup.

Prawns will be in the floating bed system.

Q: What do you like most about aquaponics? Least?

A: The challenge is what I like best. I do not like when something I try dose no work.

Q: What do you think the biggest misconception about aquaponics is?

A: There is no work or studying involved.

Q: What are your future aquaponics goals?

A: I plan a small commercial business and expand when the time is right.

Q: What do your friends say when you show them your system for the first time?

A: They are impressed.

Q: What is your next big gear purchase going to be? What about your next small one?

A: Greenhouse. Automated control system and writing the code.

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