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  1. Hi all To day is cheers
  2. Hi rhubarb harvested to day Got a good deal with my daughter in law, I give it all to her, I get some in return, in the form of cake and jam cheers
  3. Hi What a tree(s) Quote : Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, uses "chip grafting" to create trees that each bear 40 different varieties of stone fruits, or fruits with pits. The grafting process involves slicing a bit of a branch with a bud from a tree of one of the varieties and inserting it into a slit in a branch on the "working tree," then wrapping the wound with tape until it heals and the bud starts to grow into a new branch. Over several years he adds slices of branches from other varieties to the working tree. In the spring the "Tree of 40 Fruit" has blossoms in many hues of pink and purple, and in the summer it begins to bear the fruits in sequence—Van Aken says it's both a work of art and a time line of the varieties' blossoming and fruiting. He's created more than a dozen of the trees that have been planted at sites such as museums around the U.S., which he sees as a way to spread diversity on a small scale. cheers
  4. Hi bcotton How much power does it consume ? cheers
  5. Game on cheers
  6. Hi Gary I belive the "official " season in my location now is set at +/- 175 days, it keeps getting extended, do to global warming. The public farmers guide (2015), from the closest measuring station to my place (10 years average) is this: "Middel temp. over 6 °C from April 22. Middel temp. under 6 °C after October 27." However there is fairly high risk of frost nights, up til mid May, and after mid September, so you have to consider that risk when choosing crops, sowing and harvest times. And/or cover the crops outdoors that is sensitive to frost. cheers
  7. Hi My new ducks dissapered without no trace ? So time to try something new to me. I'm having a go with Coturnix coturnix Just loaded my incubater with 150 eggs so we'll see how this goes exciting
  8. Hi What a great capture cheers
  9. Hi Sagir Welcome to APN/HQ Be sure to check out vkn's thread coming from India cheers
  10. Hi vkn When I build the hugelbed 4-5 years ago I used weeds/twigs/branches/cardboard/fresh horse-manure/aged humanure/woodchips/coarse builder sand/clay/seaweed/hay/bog , randomly, as filler between and over the logs. After planting the asparagus 3-4 years ago, I have used a mix of household compost, shell sand, bladderwrack (seaweed), wood ash and grass cuttings as soil cover in addition to the quail deep litter. I have it all for free on my land, just a matter of collecting it, and try to get the "right mix" It looks like I'm getting there, the plants are really taking of this year cheers
  11. Hi again Here are all topics posted by Jeremiah a forum member ( @Cold Weather Aquaponics ) they might not all be relevant to your frost "problem" but I think for the most they are cheers
  12. Hi Soko Welcome to APN/HQ What you suggest has been discussed in a few threads/posts. I would not recommend it other than in existing ponds that are "over fertilized" (exposed to runoff etc.) for clean up purposes . Your plants will suffer, unless you over crowd with fish, and then your fish will suffer. Plants are hard to handle (reach) if the rafts are to large, and if "to deep/wide" pond/tank, it's difficult to handle the fish (harvest) clean out the muck from the bottom etc., so there is a number of reasons, this method is not commonly used. Here are two threads on floating islands/rafts that touch upon your idea. I would recommend that you rather look in to cold water aquaponics cold in content titles and body gave 18 hits in the forum search function There is a lot more on cold climate discussions, tips and ideas on how to deal with frost etc. as many members have to secure against that, and overheating(flip side of the coin) which also is partly solved with insulation active/passive integration etc. cheers
  13. Hi sam Welcome to APN/HQ Yes, how so? are you detecting any problems ? cheers
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    Hi A good read doc./pdf on the subject IMO Nitrite Poisoning or "Brown Blood" Disease- A Preventable Problem by Jesse A. Chappell. Extension Fisheries Specialist, Assistant Professor, Auburn University ( 2008 ) enjoy cheers
  15. Hi vkn In this particular hugel-bed, asparagus and different herbs . I just expanded it a little yesterday/today (working on it). I also had to replace a few asparagus plants, that was first chewed down by moose/deer, then the roots dug out by dogs Just planted a few blackberry bushes in tires, on the expanded side, as part of a fence plan to try protect the asparagus. I scraped/dug of the soil down to the logs, filled up with weeds/branches/cardboard between the tires and the log then a good layer of the quail deep liter, then filled back what i had dug out on top Where I replanted I scraped/dug down to the logs filled up with a mix of the quail deep litter, and some 20year old humanure My last badge of aged humanure Still a job in progress cheers
  16. Hi Very happy with using deep-litter Just cleaned out one box (aprox 6months worth) to use as fertilizer/fill in the hugelkulture garden cheers
  17. Hi A special issue with 12 articles on aquaponics Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI. Quote : Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, Aquaponics is an emerging method of local food production worldwide, using closed integrated production systems to grow vegetables and fish in a variety of contexts, including urban environments. It may be defined as an integrated, quasi closed-loop, multi-trophic food production system, comprising a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) and a hydroponic unit, ensuring high levels of water reuse and nutrient recycling. Aquaponics is typically a multidisciplinary topic, covering several domains, such as aquaculture (fish feed, fish health, fish yield, fish wellbeing, sludge waste, sludge mineralization, sludge reuse, etc.), hydroponics (plant yield and growth, plant nutrition, plant nutrition through sludge recirculation, plant protection, etc.), water (water quality, water waste, water recirculation, etc.), microbiology (biological properties, microbiota characterization, population dynamic, quorum sensing, etc.), engineering for industrial and domestic uses (elaboration of production systems, sizing, modelling, monitoring of the systems, monitoring of water and water quality, automation, etc.). A successful development of aquaponics could insure, in the next decades, a substantial part of human food while having a neutral impact on the environment. The aim of this Special Issue is, therefore, to summarize and disseminate recent scientific findings in aquaponics. A special attention will be paid to scientific progress leading to the development of a sustainable production system. Prof. Dr. M. Haïssam Jijakli Guest Editor full issue. 1. Strategic Points in Aquaponics 2. Commercial Aquaponics Approaching the European Market: To Consumers’ Perceptions of Aquaponics Products in Europe 3. Influence of UV Treatment on the Food Safety Status of a Model Aquaponic System 4. Nutrients and Energy Balance Analysis for a Conceptual Model of a Three Loops off Grid, Aquaponics 5. Tomato Productivity and Quality in Aquaponics: Comparison of Three Hydroponic Methods 6. Potential for Combined Biocontrol Activity against Fungal Fish and Plant Pathogens by Bacterial Isolates from a Model Aquaponic System 7. Survey of Aquaponics in Europe 8. Lettuce (Lactuca sativaL. var. Sucrine) Growth Performance in Complemented Aquaponic Solution Outperforms Hydroponics 9. Evaluation of Dicentrarchus labraxMeats and the Vegetable Quality of Beta vulgarisvar. ciclaFarmed in Freshwater and Saltwater Aquaponic Systems 10. Navigating towards Decoupled Aquaponic Systems: A System Dynamics Design Approach 11. Fish Welfare in Aquaponic Systems: Its Relation to Water Quality with an Emphasis on Feed and Faeces—A Review 12. The Development of Sustainable Saltwater-Based Food Production Systems: A Review of Established and Novel Concepts Enjoy cheers
  18. Hi Cool solution to pests in vineyard cheers
  19. Hi FWRF I use a stick (club) and/or, if I can easily hold the fish in one hand, I might just slam the head against an edge, to knock it out. Then I use the knife(s) or scissor, to bleed it out immediately, and follow thru with the gutting & cleaning as quick as possible. My favorite tools for the job used for years is a "EKA swing blade" fish gutt/filet knife , "Fiskars" fish scissor , and a "Glee" fish filet knife (sharp cutting edge on point and both sides) all tools that are relative cheap to buy. Propper good tools is more than half the job IMO @toga made some nice how to posts, some years back, here and for those not familiar with the ikijime method here a lot of good info there cheers
  20. Hi vkn Yeah I'w read thru comments, in the various blogs/videos/posts. Funny to see how strong opinions many people hold on the matters, even though they hold little or non experience/knowledge, in the different disciplines. Not so funny to see/read the degrading & viscous opinions, aimed at persons, rather than the subject of discussion. Unfortunately that way of communication is very dominant, on all kinds of social media (including forums) and we all loose out on loads of good stuff for that reason IMO I'w seen so many good posters drop out or disappear do to trolling over the years. I made this comment in a different thread (same topic) some years back, and that's still my opinion on the matter cheers
  21. Hi again Seems Davids video cost so much controversy, that he pulled it from youtube Anyhow here is RobBobs answer, enjoy cheers
  22. Hi This year’s campaign is to End Plastic Pollution.Stand up!Join up!Take action! cheers
  23. Hi I got 95 hits (including your) searching for aeroponics on the forum. I can't recall anybody reporting any great "success" with it, but there are members that have used the method cheers
  24. Hi Mohamed Welcome to APN/HQ cheers
  25. Hi My first asparagus harvest, out of the hugelkultur bed cheers