Temperatures are dropping daily and the daylight hours seem like they will never come back. Being chased inside by the cold is always the harsh wakeup call that fall is here and winter is just around corner. Spring seems like an eternity away but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about it. Continue reading
Aquaponic systems bring many aspects of life to flourish around it. Plants grow better, fish get a nice healthy environment to live in and healthy bacteria populations explode as they scrub out the water. One problem that may arise is when too much life is brought in for your area.
When little bugs or pests start bouncing around your system it is best to combat them as swiftly and safely as possible. This is especially important if they system is in a highly trafficked area, such as a kitchen, office or work space. Here are some suggestions on how to handle the incoming invasion. Continue reading
Previously we started to list many of the ways plants benefit us. Planting more around your space will enhance your life. Here are a few more reasons to cover the Earth in plants:
Improve water quality- Plants absorb excess nutrients and chemicals as they head toward the nearest body of water. The more plants, the more nutrients are naturally used up by the plants and avoid contaminating the water. Continue reading
Plants are always looking out for us. Like an army of silent team mates, plants provide countless benefits. So if plants always have our backs, we should look out for theirs. Growing more plants of different verities only stacks the benefits plants provide us. Here are a few reasons to cover your property with as many plants as possible: Continue reading
Winter. The cold and dark one. We cling on to the remaining warmth the sun provides us and start to prepare.
Winter clothes boxes come out. The smell of last year’s snow still lingers on coats, hats and gloves that were buried so deep in the closet. Continue reading
Silver Bells is a great addition to your home garden. It produces sweetly scented flowers, large long leaves, and edible fruit pods. This vine can grow up to 20’ tall and 10’ wide. This rapidly growing vine is a site to see. It grows so fast, that it is considered an invasive species in some areas of the world. We’ll go over proper care and treatment of Silver Bells so it doesn’t get out of control. Continue reading
Winter brings many things. Amongst the package winter unloads on us is: rain, snow, wind, mud, and gunk. There are still a lot of outside activities outdoor enthusiasts can’t resist. But doing these activities may lead one to be cold, wet, dirty and smelly. Here are a few relaxing steps to warm the bones and settle back into your home. Continue reading
Summer’s sweltering heat has finally passed. The cool breeze blows across the hills and cools the soul. The colors of the leaves ripen with beauty. Fall comes as a welcome break from long, activity filled summer. Continue reading
Pioneering space exploration comes with all sorts of challenges. As we push the limits of space exploration we also push the limits of the humanity. Longer and deeper space travel will take more resources for a longer period of time. With limited space available on the spacecraft, astronauts need to find the most efficient way to grow plants to sustain them on their long journey. Continue reading
An old Chinese proverb says: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”. But by learning aquaponics, the ability to feed an entire community a plethora of vegetables and fish products becomes possible. You’ll be able to feed a whole city. Continue reading