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Everything is thriving in sunny Cairns

Last year the Aquaponic Gardener moved from Newcastle NSW to Cairns far north QLD to be closer to my sustainable agriculture projects that are ongoing in Papua New Guinea. It was a hard decision to leave Newcastle however here in Cairns the weather is great and I have re established in an old weatherboard Queenslander […]

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Organic Worm Tea reduces insect attack in Aquaponics

 I always comment that the number one secret to Aquaponics is compost worms in the grow beds to reduce maintenance and to help plant function. But have you ever sprayed your plants leaves with worm tea to create healthier plants? Worm tea is easy to make at home and has the following benefits: • Worm […]

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Aquaponics is great for the elderly

There are many benefits of an Aquaponic system that can benefit elderly gardeners. The most noteworthy benefits are the following No digging in the ground is required to create plant beds Very little watering is required for the system to function (save as much as 90% water) No chemicals are used in the process The […]

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Aquaponic Vegetables- what can i grow?

Getting started with aquaponics isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the plants for your aquaponics system. Most people think that leafy green vegetables are the only plants that can be grown in an aquaponics system, but this is simply not the case. My experience is that […]

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Port Stephens Council Aquaponics Workshop

Last weekend marked a great day of Aquaponics introduction training for the Port Stephens, NSW residents. This workshop gave an introduction to the principles and practical DIY methods using recycled materials to build and maintain a homemade backyard Aquaponics system. Although the local government elections and voting got in the way, once everyone  finished that task the Aquaponic […]

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