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Some of the Herbals Practices Native Americans Have Used

By |2021-09-20T15:10:40-07:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs|

Living off the land for generations, a people can truly find and gather to themselves a bevy of knowledge and wisdom when it comes to health and wellness. In fact, many of the medicine men and healers of the tribes found on this American soil were herbalists and apothecaries in their own right as well [...]

Aquaponics System Nutrients: An Overview and Rundown

By |2021-09-13T23:00:16-07:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Maintenance|

One of the reasons that you had when you decided to become a Backyard Farmer was liking the idea of producing fresh and organic vegetables. And with Aquaponics, this is among the major benefits. However, to ensure that your plants are healthy, so they can give you the nutritious lovelies you desire, you will need [...]

Aquaponics Nutrients: Magnesium Deficiency

By |2021-09-13T23:00:16-07:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Maintenance|

Magnesium Deficiency In Aquaponics Magnesium is a very common example of Aquaponics plant deficiencies, and it occurs in Aquaponics systems almost as frequently as potassium. In addition to occurring with similar frequency, a magnesium deficiency in Aquaponics also closely resembles the symptoms of a potassium deficiency. Magnesium is also equally as important to the growth, [...]

Aquaponics Nutrients: Phosphorus Deficiency

By |2021-09-13T23:00:16-07:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Maintenance|

Phosphorus Deficiency In Aquaponics Phosphorus is one of the primary nutrients necessary for healthy plant growth. Luckily, it does not get deficient in aquaponics systems quite as often as other aquaponic nutrient deficiencies. Although phosphorus may be present in your system, the level may not be high enough for certain plant stages. Plants need more [...]

Aquaponics Nutrients: Calcium Deficiency

By |2021-09-13T23:00:16-07:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Maintenance|

Calcium Deficiency In Aquaponics Calcium is essential for plant growth and strength. Without it, plants may show signs of rot, stunted growth, and could even die. A calcium deficiency is not as common in aquaponics as some other nutrient deficiencies because most tap water contains some amount of calcium. It is still possible for a [...]

Aquaponics Nutrients: Potassium Deficiency

By |2021-09-13T23:00:16-07:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Maintenance|

Potassium Deficiency In Aquaponics   Potassium deficiency in your aquaponics system is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies aquaponic plants suffer from. Both the plants and the fish in your system use potassium and pull it out of the system on a regular basis. Although plant food contains potassium, the levels are generally not [...]

Aquaponics Nutrients: Iron Deficiency

By |2021-09-13T23:00:16-07:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Maintenance|

Iron Deficiency In Aquaponics Iron is a key nutrient that both plants and animals use for overall well-being and healthy growth. It is directly tied to successful plant growth and without it plants will become stunted, fail to produce, and potentially die. Unfortunately, aquaponics plant deficiencies like low iron levels are common in mature aquaponic systems. [...]

Aquaponics Most Common Problems

By |2021-09-13T23:00:16-07:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Maintenance|

Backyard Farming Problems If you think that once you start planting there won't be any problems. In fact, you may be more confident about that if you are setting up an indoor Aquaponics system. But I am here to tell you, problems are unavoidable in every aquaponics system no matter where you set it up, [...]

Safety Tips for Home Canning

By |2021-09-04T21:42:05-07:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

Like many of us born post 50 years after World War II, I grew up in a family and in an area that was an "asphalt" type of lifestyle. My parents grew the backyard garden, and we occasionally would turn the harvest into a canning project. This slowly gave way because of time and convenience [...]

Common Canning Mistakes You Can Avoid

By |2021-09-04T14:33:37-07:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

Canning has been an important part of food preservation ever since it was discovered. To have the ability to preserve food beyond its natural cycle is a phenomenal feat. To have that ability to eat, and be nourished in the cold times from what was harvested in the warmth of summer is a simple miracle [...]