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Winter passive solar greenhouse with aquaponics

Winter passive solar greenhouse with aquaponics

Vincent Leblanc, from ‘Violon et Champignon’, takes us around his passive solar greenhouse with aquaponics where he grows vegetables during harsh canadian winters. Discover the system that allows him to get a yield of tomatoes and basil, produce fish and poultry even when it’s snowing outside !

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  1. There are several components to studying aquaponics. One place I discovered which successfully combines these is the Keiths Ponics Site (google it if you're interested) definately the best info that I have ever seen. look at this extraordinary website.

  2. How are you maintaining the other plant nutrients (Nitrogen is obviously well covered with Fish/ Feed waste) without adding anything to the system? Phosphorus and Potassium (N-P-K #s on fertilizers), and then there's also Calcium, Manganese, Sulfur, Iron, and a few others. pH is also going to naturally drift down over time…
    Absolutely love what you're doing, I'm not too far away, and would love to grow over winter without excessive energy costs to do so. Which style of burning wood chips was used to compare to composting? I've seen quite a bit about rocket mass heaters, which could alleviate the high humidity issue of having open water as the thermal mass….may be a lower tech solution, but not a 0 maintenance one either, needs daily tending for a fire for 1-2 hours.
    Thanks for posting.

  3. Do you regularly turn the compost? I would be nervous of water line damage if done with a tractor. Fascinating idea! Could the water overheat? Is the aqpnc water the thermal battery? So many questions about this cool system.

  4. Nice post, love the idea of pushing the limits. I have been playing with a very small aquaponics system I've put together using feeder goldfish it's a work in progress but I have had some success with Swiss Chard and Kale 🙂
    Like the idea of crayfish poly culture with the fish.
    Good luck with your experiment, hope to post my own some day.

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