Feeding your Food: Plant Nutrient Deficiency and Toxicity in Aquaponics Systems

The major benefit of aquaponics is being able to harvest the most delicious and fresh ingredients just in time for your next meal. But if you want the tastiest and healthiest ingredients possible, you will want to insure that your plants are being well fed first! In order to do that you need to avoid nutrient […]
Feeding your Food: Plant Nutrient Deficiency and Toxicity in Aquaponics Systems2020-04-20T11:56:39-06:00

pH and Water Hardness in your Aquaponics System

Most of us aquapons know that the health of all the creatures in our systems (fish, plants, worms, and bacteria) depends on proper pH. We also know that we are targeting pH in the 6.8 to 7.0 range but that we don’t have to worry about adjusting it until it goes down to 6.4 or […]

pH and Water Hardness in your Aquaponics System2019-05-20T06:12:55-06:00

Aquaponic Fish Facts

Physical Stress This includes all the environmental conditions that we control for our fish, the most important of which is temperature. All fish have a temperature range within which they will thrive, and a wider range within which they will survive. Fish are cold-blooded animals and do not have the ability to expend energy to […]

Aquaponic Fish Facts2019-05-20T06:18:10-06:00

Aquaponics Association 2012 Conference

Aquaponics Association Conference 2012Get ready…it’s going to be even better than last year! I am helping organize the Aquaponics Association Conference 2012 in Denver, CO, with Gina Cavaliero of Green Acre Aquaponics and JD Sawyer of Colorado Aquaponics. Along with the rest of […]

Aquaponics Association 2012 Conference2012-09-27T12:11:23-06:00

Aquaponics and Setting Unrealistic Expectations about Vegetable Production

One of my pet peeves is false and misleading advertising. Especially when it is applied to something I care as deeply about as aquaponics. It sets people up for disappointment because their expectations are fixed unrealistically high, which tarnishes our entire industry.

As an example, here is what one vendor recently said in their newsletter about […]

Aquaponics and Setting Unrealistic Expectations about Vegetable Production2020-03-09T14:30:59-06:00

Aquaponics in Seattle and the Mother Earth News Fair

Last week I had the pleasure of spending most of the week in Seattle. The highlight of course, was spending time with my daughter, a sophomore at the University of Washington (UW). But the rest of the time was spent in a variety of Aquaponics endeavors that I’d like to share with you here.

  • Day 1 […]
Aquaponics in Seattle and the Mother Earth News Fair2012-06-06T12:12:17-06:00

Green Acre Aquaponic Farming Course – A Look Back

I’m on a Frontier Airlines flight from Tampa, FL to Denver, exhausted but exhilarated. Yesterday we concluded the first two sessions of the Green Acres Aquaponic Farming Complete Course. All the organization, marketing, registrations, presentation writing, travel, and a thousand other tasks are done!

We have been planning this since just after the Aquaponics Association conference […]

Green Acre Aquaponic Farming Course – A Look Back2020-03-23T15:59:20-06:00

Organic Fish Feed!

A while back I received this letter:

Dear Sylvia,

Thank you for your aquaponics advocacy and for writing Aquaponic Gardening, which I am about half way through. It is a great introduction! My wife and I will probably buy our first system from you. I am in my due diligence stage and have […]

Organic Fish Feed!2014-12-15T13:07:46-07:00