Tag: nature

Aquaponics Fish Tank Building Progress

Even though it rained all day on Saturday, I was able to work on the floor for the Aquaponics fish tank building Sunday.  Granted, it was still very muddy but I need to get the floor joists in by this Wednesday before the next round of rain comes in.  I fully expect to have the [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]

Great Arts and Crafts blog

I found a very cool arts and crafts blog site this weekend.  It looks like the site is a fairly new blog but so far some of the articles are very interesting.  The site is called Twisty Stitches @ http://twistystitches.biz I always try to promote new blogs to my readers and would suggest that if [Continue]

Down for the count

It’s been a little over a week since my last post. I have a pretty good excuse for slacking in my posts. I have been attacked by the flu bug and have really had no interest in getting online to write anything for the last week. I don’t want anyone to think that I have [Continue]

To Do List Keeps Growing

I know I’ve been slacking a little bit on the blog posts but I have a good excuse.  I will outline this excuse to you below in the hopes that you will forgive me for not posting enough great articles for all to read. To Do List Design and build a new flower bed in [Continue]

Gardening Tips for Everyone

I’ve been reading a lot of gardening books and articles about beneficial plants for your garden.  I’m sure everyone has had some type of issue with pests or wild animals destroying all of the hard work in your garden.  I know I have.  Living in Georgia, I am constantly battling the wildlife such as deer [Continue]

Planning Your Garden – Sun and Shade – Crop Timing

Consider Sun and Shade Requirements In general, plants described as requiring “full sun” (most vegetable plants fall under this category) need at least six hours of exposure to direct sunlight daily. “Part sun” or “semi-shade” plants flourish where periods of direct sunlight alternate with periods of shade, or where the sunlight is filtered by an [Continue]