Comments on: Our Aquaponic Potatoes In A Barrel Experiment http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 01 May 2015 10:57:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Cheryl King http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236175 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:34:51 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1236175 I did poatoes in 6″ soil and then straw to top it off adding more straw as they grew. It worked very well indeed!

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By: Gwendolyn http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236098 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:52:53 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1236098 gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/news/pdfs/potatoperlite.pdf

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By: Grow: Hydroponics and Aquaponics Update | Xcuz Me http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1109514 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:28:33 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1109514 […] our Potatoes in A Barrel Experiment – the sweet potatoes are growing like crazy! I have added more media into the container 3 times […]

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By: SteamyKitchen http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1107299 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:41:33 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1107299 Update coming soon!
The potatoes didn’t do well – I don’t think they received enough nutrients.

We switched over to feeding the sweet potatoes and carrots to a hydroponic system with organic fertilizer and now the carrots and sweet potatoes are doing great. I’ll update with photos soon.

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By: Ken Hemsworth http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1107293 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:09:46 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1107293 Great post. I was wondering some of the same things but did not see a response or update.
Been working on my ‘pilot’ aquaponics system, all very new to me, but Ive been excited to learn so many new things!
Definitely planning a potato barrel with vermiculite mix. Please forward any info you received or experiences from your own!
Regards, Ken

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By: Our Aquaponic Potatoes In A Barrel Experiment | Steamy Kitchen ... : Aquaponics for Aquarists http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1099867 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:48:37 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099867 […] See on http://www.steamykitchen.com […]

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By: StrongsvilleOH http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1099639 Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:10:21 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099639 I am so excited to have found your post… and just recently published – Oct 7th? I’m just getting my aquaponics system up and running and I am determined to have potato barrel incorporated with it.
PLEASE post your updates! The catch to my scenario is that it is indoors using grow lights. The aquaponics water I believe will be the key to the success for me. I am so curious to know which grow medium will work best and how you water. I’d ask whether even pea gravel would work except that would be so difficult to harvest.
Do you have a timer to automatically water the pots once per day and have the plumbing directed to the pots or do you do it manually and in that case, and also, do you allow the drained water to flow back into your fish tanks? Indoors I will have to find a creative way to allow for the drainage and having the barrels higher than the tank to drain back would be ideal.
I really appreciate you sharing your experience!

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By: ChicagoFarmandTable http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1099602 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:43:32 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099602 I love this idea! I am wondering though if it’s essential to be using the water from an aquaponics system to get the best results, as opposed to just regular tap water – otherwise, if one uses regular tap water it’s basically just a traditional growing process in an untraditional container? What are you using for your aquaponics (water) system?
Thanks for sharing this idea, and all the great recipes as well!

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By: Tammy http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1099554 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:27:45 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099554 Oh this has struck my inquisitive nerve….can’t wait to try this too….i think the kids would enjoy watching these potatoes grow too. Thanks for all your interesting articles on your website! I love it!

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By: kathy http://steamykitchen.com/28644-our-aquaponic-potatoes-in-a-barrel-experiment.html/comment-page-1#comment-1099346 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:11:46 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=28644#comment-1099346 I tried potato towers last year. Using wire cages and straw. I had a hard time finding straw that wasn’t treated with fire retardent (home of calgary stampede therefore straw is in big demand for july) I wonder if this process would work with straw? This year I only had a very large patio container garden, This would have fit in with all the other containers. Maybe next year.

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