Solutions For Green We also publish California Green Solutions and a series of blogs about healthy living solutions.
For more sustainable business information, visit CaliforniaGreenSolutions.com for Sustainable Workplace and Green Products, www.SunshineByDesign.com and ~ Movie Industry Marketing for Indie Filmmaking Tips Arkansas Pet Services ~ BLTNetwork.com for Lifestyles ~ Home and Garden Habitat, Organics and Sustainability
Tank Farm for Growing Vegetables in a Backyard Farm
"It's scrumptious to eat fresh greens the same day they are picked," says Laurie Roberts of Backyard Aquafarms.
You don't have to have acres to farm anymore! You can create a productive backyard farm whether you are an urban or suburban gardener. The secret is high productivity processes coupled with an effective watering system.
The best time to start planning your expanded-season gardening adventure is... well, NOW. :-) I don't know about you, but January is my favorite garden planning month. The seed catalogs start arriving. The choices in the fresh produce section are wimpy at best...and I can't wait to wiggle my toes in the soil. Well... this new twist to gardening offers something else -- ease of gardening and the ability to go away for a few days without gardening woes creeping in.
Earth Tanks : Self-Watering Farms
Earth Tanks are a great for backyard farming because once food is harvested, the clock starts ticking on its nutritional value and live enzyme availability. Flavor is also best when fresh -- sure beats vegetables imported from thousands of miles away.
Eating food picked the same day insures you get the most enzymes which are important to good helath and fighting disease.
Aquafarms introduced the Earth Tank to the public at California's Del Mar Fair in 200 in our exhibit about backyard food production. It was very well received and Aquafarms was given top honors for their display and won 7 awards:
Environmental Impact of GardeningYou would think that ANY gardening would be environmentally friendly....but that's not quite accurate. Heavy use of water, pesticides and fertilizers aren't truly "green". This system minimizes water use -- nothing is lost with sprinklers or irrigation. And it uses minimal impact materials in the container.
Tanks made from steel have lowest overall environmental impact of other water holding tanks including concrete and plastic. The annual environmental burden of an average size steel tank is equivalent to one 100 watt light bulb switched on for approximately one week.
When you add a "fish tank" to your system and develop an aquaponics system... you eliminate the need for fertilizers. And can raise a second food crop. Got your attention?
Be sure to ask about aquafarming, too. Aquaponics is an absolutely fascinating closed-system fertilization and watering system that produces both vegetables AND fish!
CONTACT: Backyard Aquafarms