Comments on: Our Aquaponic Potatoes In A Barrel Experiment
Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals.Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:46:51 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1By: Our Aquaponic Potatoes In A Barrel Experiment | Steamy Kitchen ... : Aquaponics for Aquarists
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:48:37 +0000http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099867[…] See on http://www.steamykitchen.com […]
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:10:21 +0000http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099639I am so excited to have found your post… and just recently published – Oct 7th? I’m just getting my aquaponics system up and running and I am determined to have potato barrel incorporated with it.
PLEASE post your updates! The catch to my scenario is that it is indoors using grow lights. The aquaponics water I believe will be the key to the success for me. I am so curious to know which grow medium will work best and how you water. I’d ask whether even pea gravel would work except that would be so difficult to harvest.
Do you have a timer to automatically water the pots once per day and have the plumbing directed to the pots or do you do it manually and in that case, and also, do you allow the drained water to flow back into your fish tanks? Indoors I will have to find a creative way to allow for the drainage and having the barrels higher than the tank to drain back would be ideal.
I really appreciate you sharing your experience!
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:43:32 +0000http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099602I love this idea! I am wondering though if it’s essential to be using the water from an aquaponics system to get the best results, as opposed to just regular tap water – otherwise, if one uses regular tap water it’s basically just a traditional growing process in an untraditional container? What are you using for your aquaponics (water) system?
Thanks for sharing this idea, and all the great recipes as well!
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:27:45 +0000http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099554Oh this has struck my inquisitive nerve….can’t wait to try this too….i think the kids would enjoy watching these potatoes grow too. Thanks for all your interesting articles on your website! I love it!
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:11:46 +0000http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099346I tried potato towers last year. Using wire cages and straw. I had a hard time finding straw that wasn’t treated with fire retardent (home of calgary stampede therefore straw is in big demand for july) I wonder if this process would work with straw? This year I only had a very large patio container garden, This would have fit in with all the other containers. Maybe next year.