Why Organic, Sustainable Farming Matters | Portrait of a Farmer




Lavender Can Add A Certain Sachet To Any Garden

Lavender can spruce up any garden area or home. It is the perfect touch to add to any garden to create a smooth, relaxing scent. Use lavender flowers to give your garden that appealing look or smell, and make them last longer than ever!

Grow Healthy Food Such As Fish and Vegetables Using Aquaponics

Many of use consider growing vegetables in our backyard a process that uses soil and an abundance of water. This is not the case with aquaponics. This type of agriculture combines aquaculture and hydroponics. This is a symbiotic system which uses the waste water of marine animals to provide nutrients to plants in a grow tank. The roots of the plants are set in a grow bed and are provided water and nutrients from a tank containing fish such as trout or tilapia. The plants cleanse the water water by using up the waste created by the aquatic life. This water is then sent back to the fish tank. This is a closed loop system ans wastes very little water. The fertilization needed for the plants is provided by the waste water created in the fish tank. Water will have to added because of evaporation, but this will much less when compared to a soil based agriculture system

Advantages of Aquaponics When Compared To Soil Based Agriculture

Aquaponics is a system which combines basic aquaculture with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment. This method uses the waste products from fish to supply nutrients for plants. These plants, such tomatoes or lettuce, are therefore grown hydroponically. The use of waste water created by the fish purifies the water thus making the environment they live in. An automatic recirculating system is used to drive this process.

How To Control The Humidity Level In A Greenhouse?

If you want your plants to grow well in a greenhouse, make sure the humidity level is in the desired range. Excessive humidity can kill the plants because of mold and mildew growth. It can cause fungal infection in the roots, stems, and leaves of the plants.

Carrot and Celery Fly Control

That little pest that really annoys me is the carrot fly: A creature that is a member of the psilidae family, also called ” Rust Flies “. Apart from eating carrots, they can also be found on: celery, parsnips and parsley. I seems me that they are out to get my crop, what ever I do.

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