I'm Growing Food In My City Back Yard With Aquaponics

I’m Growing Food In My City Back Yard With Aquaponics

This post has been months in the making.  I have literally been thinking about this post for about four months now, and it’s all finally matured to the point where I can share everything with you.  I’m growing food including edible fish in a greenhouse in my back yard using a system called aquaponics.  Yes, I live on a small plot of land in New York City, and if you have even the tiniest bit of room in a spit of an apartment, you can do something like this too.

First, a disclaimer.  I am a science geek and love these kinds of experiments. I also like gardening as long as I can get the dirt from under my fingernails.  So, I combined my love of experimenting with my love of gardening to complete this project.  Oh, and I have that biology degree hanging on my mom’s wall.  It might not be for everyone, but it’s worth sharing.  It’s time for a science class kids! […]

A Garden Grows In the City

A Garden Grows In the City

I live in New York City and I love it!  I will sing the praises of the city that I love and live in every single day, but that doesn’t mean that this city doesn’t have its limitations.  One of the things that I love to do in the summer is grow as much food as I can, but this isn’t exactly farm country and land comes at a premium.  What I’ve learned to do is squeeze as much as I can out of the small patch of land between the house and the driveway. […]

Grow Your Own Food, Save Money

Grow Your Own Food, Save Money

I have a degree in Biology and I thought that I would grow potatoes in a pot this year. Trust me, it can be done. So I selected some red potatoes, brown bagged them so that they would sprout, and got ready to plant them. Let me say that I had them sprouted for months. I went to the home supply store and got organic soil and a large pot. I got home all ready to plant the potatoes that I’d now had sprouting for months.