|You can grow|
|Greens and Herbs. Including but not limited to lettuce, kale, basil, onions, mustard greens, parsley, cilantro, many varieties of peppers, chamomile, chives, mint (of all kinds), sage, marjoram, oregano, and thyme.||Fish. Tilapia is a low-fat, white-fleshed fish that is sweet, fine-textured and doesn't taste "fishy." Other warm water fin-fish or crayfish for food, and tropical fish or Koi as pets are possibilities.|
Aquaponics, the co-cultivation of plants and fish in a recirculating environment, is a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. The growth of fish produces natural plant nutrients. Water from the fish tank circulates through the growing trays for the plants. The plants use the nutrients, and the refreshed water is returned to the fish. Aquaponic systems take advantage of the natural relationship between the fish and plants to maintain a healthy environment for both. The aquaponic system duplicates what nature has been doing for millions of years.
EZ Farms & Fish is proud to offer easy-to-install aquaponic systems for home and urban gardeners. No need for watering; the farms are fully automated. A one-hour, twice-per-day program circulates water through the system. No soil is necessary; your plants grow in trays filled with gravel. No weeding is necessary. No pesticides of fertilizers are necessary. The entire system can be solar powered and completely automated.
No Weeding Required • No Soil Necessary • Can Be Solar Powered
Can Be Fully Automated • Minimal Water Needed • No Pesticides or Fertilizers
Only 5 Minutes of Daily Upkeep Required!
Many sizes are available. Our most popular sizes are:
6' x 8'
|You can grow: up to 100 lbs. of fish and more than 400 heads of organic lettuce (or other vegetables) per year.|
|Best for "short" vegetables that produce greens each year but don't become large and block out the sunlight in the small farm. This includes lettuce, kale, basil, onions, mustard greens, parsley, cilantro, many varieties of peppers, chamomile, chives, mint (of all kinds), sage, catnip, lavender, marjoram, oregano, thyme, lemon balm, etc.|
10' x 20'
|You can grow: up to 400 lbs. of fish and more than 1,100 heads of organic lettuce (or other vegetables) per year.|
|In this and larger farms, you have the ability to grow additional varieties of vegetables such as squash, peas, cabbages, eggplants, zucchini, kale, Brussels sprouts, all kinds of peppers, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, Swiss chard, and even certain varieties of bush beans. You can also grow a large variety of flowering plants, as well as tomatoes, all types of berries and any herb you enjoy eating.|
20' x 30'
|You can grow: up to 1,400 lbs. of fish and more than 3,600 heads of organic lettuce (or other vegetables) per year.|
100' x 100'
|You can grow: up to 23,000 lbs. of fish and more than 60,000 heads of organic lettuce (or other vegetables) per year.|
Larger commercial sizes are also available. Please inquire.
Kits include growing beds, a uniquely reliable circulation pump, filtration system, heater, controls, aeration system, and initial supply of baby fish and seeds for stocking your farm. For complete details, contact EZ Farms & Fish.
|If you decide to put your farm outdoors, you will probably want to provide an enclosure of some kind. In a cold climate, your farm will require a structure such as a greenhouse, enclosed porch, or outbuilding that has adequate insulation, lighting, and a heat source to maintain maximum production year round. In warmer locales, simpler structures such as hoop houses will often suffice. If you have a basement, you can put your farm there. Warm, tropical climates require shading to protect young plants.|
EZ Farms & Fish is located in the Dublin/Pleasanton area in Northern California's East Bay region. We offer a complete, full-service package and can help with design and installation, as well as construction of greenhouse enclosures and related facilities for your aquaponic farm.
Instead of buying groceries that have been shipped and stored in your local store, simply walk to your farm with a bowl and select your own organic vegetables and home-grown fish to serve your family for dinner. Not only are the vegetables and fish fresh, but your farm is only steps away from your kitchen.
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