Aquaponics and Hydryponics How-to GF Radio

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‘Being pregnant, that will knock you out’ is how Eric describes pregnancy. Hamburgers with eggs and peanut butter is on Mike’s to do list at his favorite pancake place. Mike is enjoying his Zombie Bait shirt.

Rick updates us on his DIY aquaculture and hyrdroponics project. Aquaculture is like organic gardening in a closed system using fish and the waste water from the fish feeding the plants, and the filtered water is then returned back to the fish tank.  If you already have a goldfish pond, you are that much closer to having an aquaculutre system. What kind of fish to use, what is the difference between hyrdoponics and aquaculture, and how you can build an inexpensive hydroponics system using 5 gallon buckets and PVC pipe.  Mike’s friend Eric has a site about aquaponics here.

Rick made a video about basic Dutch Bucket hydroponics system here

Here is a simple hydroponic setup you can buy
The advantage of the dutch bucket system is that the PVC pipe runs underneath the bucket to allow easy drainage.

Eric and Rick both cite Eliot Coleman’s Book Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long

Rick talks about the GardenFork Radio interview with Deek Diedricksen, author of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts . Rick talks bout several of the projects, Deek is a brilliant designer.

Following up on the Simple Backyard Pizza Oven, viewers have sent in photos of their Brick Pizza Ovens, and one viewer has made Simple Bread Oven, see the photos here.

With viewer mail come discussion the video of How to cook a great steak, and propane torches.

More on winter beekeeping, Eric and Rick discuss the warm weather and winter feeding of honeybees.

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  1. Myra says

    I’ve only been listening to GF Radio on my phone lately though I’ve been a fan for nearly a year now. Was I surprised to see the new and improved website! Guys, the new look is great! Organized. Know you put a lot of work into it. I look forward to new Radio shows and hearing the theme music (which matches GardenFork perfectly), then Eric’s “Hi, everyone” and the other guy whose name escapes me says, “Hellooo.” You all just sound like you’re next door and regular people. You have a clean show, and it’s informative. Blessings to all! (Your new producer is a nice addition too.)

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