Tag: environment

Building Permit Approved – Grading site this weekend!

Quick update and question. I have my building permit now for the FT (fish tank) building and greenhouse!  whoohoo.  Now I need some grading done and some crusher run spread for the building base.  Getting some quotes this afternoon so hopefully that will be done by this weekend. Should I go with #4 River Rock [Continue]

What is CHIFT PIST in Aquaponics?

CHIFT PIST is short for  “constant height in fish tank, pump in sump tank”.  This is a very good idea for an easy to maintain aquaponics system but there are always drawbacks to any aquaponics system.  Someone has to still clean out the extra waste in the sump tank and since this tank is typically below the fish tank [Continue]

Introduction to Aquaponics!

Aquaponics? I have been reading about Aquaponics for a little over 2 years now and I am almost ready to get started.  Below is an excerpt from the Backyard Aquaponics website. “Aquaponics is essentially the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some down sides, hydroponics requires expensive nutrients to feed the plants, [Continue]

Planning Your Garden Series

Planning Your Garden Good planning is essential to a successful vegetable garden. Vegetables have specific requirements and you must choose your site carefully to ensure a bountiful harvest. Here are the basics you need to consider before you select your seeds. Test Your Soil Drainage is the soil’s ability to absorb moisture and let excess [Continue]

Benefits of a No Dig garden

Benefits of a No Dig garden 1.Easy to learn and do- you can set up a small garden in an afternoon yourself. 2.Low cost- most materials are free and readily available 3.Minimum of effort with no digging involved unless present soil is heavily compacted 4.Doesn’t disturb worms, micro- organisms or fungi in the underlying soil [Continue]