Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Aquaponics Garden is Put Up for the Winter

Hey All, Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man.

Just stopping by to let ya know what is up with the Aquaponics Greenhouse.

Well I cleaned it up and straightened It out some. I still want to put a new layer of wood chips up in the Greenhouse before I quit for the winter.

Plus I would love to rebuild the sump pit box and get a lid on It, back fill and landscape It some before the snow starts to fall or the ground freezes solid.

I took some pictures of It as it sits on the 15th of November 2013




I moved all the tanks to one end and mowed the weeds down. Picked up all of the cut offs and PVC scraps and put them in and behind the East end flower box.

I flipped the troughs over to keep rain water and ice out. I emptied the large tanks and rotated the large fish tank to keep water out as well.

I will flip this little Pond liner here in this picture and put it in the Greenhouse upside down until spring.

If we get funding we will do our best to get things put together before Spring if we get a warm enough day or two to work especially with plastic sheeting. It tends to tear when too cold.


This is the North side of the Aquaponics Greenhouse. The height of the 1,200 gallon tank when It is sitting on the dirt box is just under ten feet.

The Green house is seven and a half foot tall at Its highest point. There are fourteen different style tanks, three six foot round by 18 inch deep kiddie pools, two one hundred gallon troughs, and two fifty gallon troughs; as well as 90 foot of 4 inch PVC pipe.


The whole Garden area will sit upon a 20 x 60 foot section of this backyard. When the Aquaponics Green house is fully operational it will hold over 3,000 gallons of water that is less than one tanker load of water that we use to drill an average 75 foot deep water Well.

She is not design to raise fish but to operate on them. As little as about five hundred adult fish. Will supply this garden with enough nutrients for an average four acre soil garden. 112 feet of flood and drain covered inside a Green house and 480 running feet of raised soil beds outside of the green house.

Not including the Seven pocket Towers we will crowd into and out of the systems Green house areas.
 

This is the West end of the Greenhouse looking towards the East so far she has a small foot print as everything is compacted together. When complete their will be another 30 x 12 by ten foot tall Greenhouse directly in line and behind this one.

Which will hold our flood and drain troughs. Between these two Green houses will be a covered Breeze way that will enclose the large section tanks.

This Greenhouse has cost so far about two hundred dollars. When sheeted I am guessing it will be close to four hundred and when fully enclosed about five hundred fifty dollars.

That is for a Green house that is 30 foot long by 12 foot wide by 7 1/2 foot tall. This was purposely built this low for heat conservation.


Here you can get a good look at the size of those new raised bed planters that I picked up from a customer of the Well Service. After I get the Garden cycling I plan to build a dozen or so more of this size Planter boxes.


Here you can see some black Polly scraps both one inch and two inch tubing. And if you look behind the planter you see a pile of four inch PVC pipe.


This is the East side looking towards the West. I will be laying down some more wood chips as soon as the ground stiffens up or freezes some.

From the edge of the Greenhouse back another forty feet towards the East. Plus I'll drop a load or two off for the inside of the Greenhouse itself.


This is a four foot deep by 4 x 8 foot box made from treated plywood CDX and some old 4 x 4's


That was a complete walk around the Green house plus I was showing you all that the Sump pit is empty again but they are calling for rain so whats a guy gonna do?

TTFN
CYA Later Taters
Thanks for stopping by.

Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man