Farm Design & Setup

16 articles in this collection
Written by Halle Brake, Juan Valdez, and Amy Storey

What is a greenhouse seedling bench?

If you're planning on growing your own seedlings, the seedling bench is a crucial element of your greenhouse design.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

Is flushing hydroponic systems wasteful?

We recommend that hydroponic growers flush their systems every month to every few months, depending on the type of system they’re running
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

What is a pilot system?

A pilot vertical farm is a small scale version of your future farm
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

What happens to aquaponic systems with cold weather?

Fish response to colder temperatures in aquaponic systems.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

How do you cool a greenhouse?

Good ventilation = good air circulation means better temperature regulation and gas exchange.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

What is a solids lifting overflow?

SLOs or Solids Lifting Overflows are a wonderful resource for aquaponic and hydroponic growers.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

How do you introduce fish into a new aquaponic system?

Don't add fish too soon into a new aquaponic system.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

What's a good stocking density for an aquaponic system?

Lower density means fewer headaches for an aquaponic system.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

Can you use wood to heat a greenhouse?

You can use wood to heat a greenhouse and here is how to do it.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

What's the easiest way to install a greenhouse covering?

There are some great tricks to make installing a greenhouse covering easier.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

How and why do you tell the sex of your tilapia?

There is a very simple way to tell the sex of tilapia which is important for breeding purposes.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

How can you make an aquaponics system more heat tolerant?

There are several ways to make aquaponics systems more heat tolerant.
Written by Halle Brake
Updated over a week ago

Where are other farmers

The farm revolution is happening everywhere!
Written by Juan Valdez
Updated over a week ago

Can I heat a greenhouse with wood?

Yes! We used a wood burning boiler to heat our hoop house greenhouse. Wood may not be the cheapest option, however.
Written by Amy Storey
Updated over a week ago

How do I deal with zoning regulations?

City zones allow and disallow certain activities and facility types. If you can't choose a facility in the proper zone, follow this example.
Written by Amy Storey
Updated over a week ago

Should I have one or two pumps for my aquaponics system?

One! Double pumps just increase the risk of failure. Instead, have one pump and keep an extra on hand.
Written by Amy Storey
Updated over a week ago