2016 Walter Tyler's IBC Tote Aquaponics "Garden" - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Farming, Gardening & Homesteading Country lifestyle, homesteading, blacksmithing and living off the grid.

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best way to clean an IBC tote? Slim83 DIY - Do It Yourself 3 01-25-2016 01:34 AM
IBC tote supplies ? gringogigante DIY - Do It Yourself 4 12-31-2014 11:18 PM
ibc tote hatchery AaronX Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 3 08-28-2014 09:06 AM
IBC Tote Contents MrPunem Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12 05-16-2014 09:28 PM
Tyler Smith (Doomsday Preppers "Marauder") ARRESTED Joey-T General Discussion 134 01-22-2014 06:20 PM
IBC tote sizes txprep Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 7 01-13-2014 05:43 PM
IBC tote for sale in Middle TN? santose13 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 2 06-17-2013 06:34 PM
IBC Tote question on garden hose hook-up JoeKan Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 15 08-18-2012 01:20 PM
ibc tote reuse taozen79 Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 4 03-28-2012 10:08 AM
"Law vs. Moral Values" by Walter Williams Ordr General Discussion 8 05-01-2009 01:36 PM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-21-2016, 10:30 AM
Walter Tyler's Avatar
Walter Tyler Walter Tyler is offline
On what date did kev sell
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Here
Posts: 5,911
Thanks: 15,621
Thanked 15,533 Times in 4,614 Posts
Default 2016 Walter Tyler's IBC Tote Aquaponics "Garden"



Advertise Here

I have been running this system for 3 years continuously in different locations throughout the yard.

I started Lettuce seeds this year on 3/15.
The fish are just fertilizer producers for me. They are "locally sourced" from nearby water. I hope to transfer and grow the system into a Walipini style greenhouse with a rocket heater for supplemental heat during the coldest months. So....
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Walter Tyler For This Useful Post:
Old 04-21-2016, 10:33 AM
TheSquid's Avatar
TheSquid TheSquid is offline
Rifled Tube Enthusiast.
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Its Cold Here
Posts: 1,418
Thanks: 2,590
Thanked 3,515 Times in 945 Posts
Default

I think I speak for everyone when I say we need pictures!
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TheSquid For This Useful Post:
Old 04-21-2016, 10:35 AM
Walter Tyler's Avatar
Walter Tyler Walter Tyler is offline
On what date did kev sell
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Here
Posts: 5,911
Thanks: 15,621
Thanked 15,533 Times in 4,614 Posts
Default 3/15/16

Here are some pic of the planting.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160315_180906.jpg
Views:	238
Size:	90.9 KB
ID:	130825   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160315_181513.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	99.6 KB
ID:	130833  
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Walter Tyler For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-21-2016, 10:36 AM
Walter Tyler's Avatar
Walter Tyler Walter Tyler is offline
On what date did kev sell
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Here
Posts: 5,911
Thanks: 15,621
Thanked 15,533 Times in 4,614 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSquid View Post
I think I speak for everyone when I say we need pictures!
I am working on it. I just sent a message to mods about an error message.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Walter Tyler For This Useful Post:
Old 04-21-2016, 10:38 AM
TheSquid's Avatar
TheSquid TheSquid is offline
Rifled Tube Enthusiast.
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Its Cold Here
Posts: 1,418
Thanks: 2,590
Thanked 3,515 Times in 945 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walter Tyler View Post
I am working on it. I just sent a message to mods about an error message.
My wife tells me I can be impatient... :D

Is that two grow beds there? Do you have multiple tanks for the fish as well?
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TheSquid For This Useful Post:
Old 04-21-2016, 10:41 AM
Walter Tyler's Avatar
Walter Tyler Walter Tyler is offline
On what date did kev sell
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Here
Posts: 5,911
Thanks: 15,621
Thanked 15,533 Times in 4,614 Posts
Default 3/28/16

We have had several frosts and 27deg nights since the 15th. I have kept the beds covered with some clear plastic.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160328_180802.jpg
Views:	169
Size:	96.7 KB
ID:	130841   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160328_180810.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	88.5 KB
ID:	130849   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160328_181116.jpg
Views:	163
Size:	61.5 KB
ID:	130857  
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Walter Tyler For This Useful Post:
Old 04-21-2016, 10:50 AM
Walter Tyler's Avatar
Walter Tyler Walter Tyler is offline
On what date did kev sell
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Here
Posts: 5,911
Thanks: 15,621
Thanked 15,533 Times in 4,614 Posts
Default 4/19/16

More pics of the progress. I have taken off the plastic... hopefully wont need it again this season.

Here is a pic of my Wisteria I got as a gift last year. I just stuck it in the rain gutter grow system and let it rock. I have a place for it on the corner of the front porch, but I want to landscape first before I put it in place. I was worried it didnt make it through the winter... with the roots being exposed and all but, ITS A BLOOMIN BABY!

The last pic is where the REAL garden goes. I have the Guinea "tractor" on it throughout the winter for the Nitro.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160419_180557 copy.jpg
Views:	201
Size:	94.4 KB
ID:	130865   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160419_180547 copy.jpg
Views:	187
Size:	105.2 KB
ID:	130873   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160419_183217 copy.jpg
Views:	178
Size:	65.1 KB
ID:	130881  
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Walter Tyler For This Useful Post:
Old 04-21-2016, 10:55 AM
Walter Tyler's Avatar
Walter Tyler Walter Tyler is offline
On what date did kev sell
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Here
Posts: 5,911
Thanks: 15,621
Thanked 15,533 Times in 4,614 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSquid View Post
My wife tells me I can be impatient... :D

Is that two grow beds there? Do you have multiple tanks for the fish as well?
Yes it is two beds.
I only have one tank... a full IBC tote. I dont have NEAR enough fish for the 3rd grow bed... yet. The beds are raised on pallets and drain into a half IBC tote sump tank. The pump (a little harbor freight pond pump 640GPH) pumps the water back into the tank. I have a homebrew aerator on the end of the return hose that keeps PLENTY of O2 in the Fish Tank.

Ill see if I can dig up a pic of the aerator.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Walter Tyler For This Useful Post:
Old 04-21-2016, 04:21 PM
Weedinhoe's Avatar
Weedinhoe Weedinhoe is offline
gardener & news junkie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: east central Georgia, Z8a/7b
Posts: 2,483
Thanks: 2,291
Thanked 4,710 Times in 1,942 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walter Tyler View Post
Here is a pic of my Wisteria I got as a gift last year. I just stuck it in the rain gutter grow system and let it rock. I have a place for it on the corner of the front porch, but I want to landscape first before I put it in place. I was worried it didnt make it through the winter... with the roots being exposed and all but, ITS A BLOOMIN BABY!
Looks like the lettuce is off to a great start!

Have you ever grown wisteria before? If not, here's a tip...plant it *away* from any garden beds because wisteria roots are super invasive. If you decide after a few years you don't want the wisteria anymore, it's really hard to get rid of! I'm still regretting my decision to plant one ten years ago. LOL!
Quick reply to this message
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Weedinhoe For This Useful Post:
Old 04-21-2016, 05:21 PM
Creek Walker's Avatar
Creek Walker Creek Walker is online now
6 Boys and 13 Hands
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeastern Illinois
Posts: 9,943
Thanks: 11,287
Thanked 27,240 Times in 6,867 Posts
Default

Looks good!! All except for the Coors Light. j/k
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Creek Walker For This Useful Post:
Old 04-22-2016, 10:23 AM
Walter Tyler's Avatar
Walter Tyler Walter Tyler is offline
On what date did kev sell
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Here
Posts: 5,911
Thanks: 15,621
Thanked 15,533 Times in 4,614 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Creek Walker View Post
Looks good!! All except for the Coors Light. j/k
Its almost the only way to "protest" INBEV around here.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2016, 06:45 AM
Twicebitten Twicebitten is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Tn
Posts: 80
Thanks: 328
Thanked 144 Times in 51 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weedinhoe View Post
Looks like the lettuce is off to a great start!

Have you ever grown wisteria before? If not, here's a tip...plant it *away* from any garden beds because wisteria roots are super invasive. If you decide after a few years you don't want the wisteria anymore, it's really hard to get rid of! I'm still regretting my decision to plant one ten years ago. LOL!
I'll second that on wisteria. However, there are a couple of types, one being MUCH less invasive than the other (or, for the glass half empty folks one is much MORE invasive than the other.) The Chinese or Japanese are VERY invasive and aggressive (I had them pull the guttering off a house after it had climbed the utility pole and crossed over on the wires. It then proceeded in a bedroom window and was so firmly attached to the molding when I pulled it off the molding came with it). BTW you can differentiate them.....Chinese vines will vine clockwise, Japanese counter clockwise.

American wisteria is much less invasive, but it can still be very aggressive. Frankly I'm not sure how to determine if it is American. It has something to do with the pods, one having hair, the other not. Unsure on this point but I guess I should look it up.

(From namethatplant......." Wisteria's own pods provide a means by which gardeners can distinguish native from exotic species. Pods of Asian wisterias have velvety surfaces due to a thick covering of short hairs, whereas native Wisteria pods are smooth and hairless. Mature seedpods pop open explosively to disperse seeds, and if your native vine produces a good crop, it can be quite a show. But note that the seeds are poisonous.")

If you plant yours and it turns out to be Chinese/Japanese.....when someone asks you what went through your mind, just answer "je ne sais quois".
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Twicebitten For This Useful Post:
Old 04-23-2016, 09:25 AM
Weedinhoe's Avatar
Weedinhoe Weedinhoe is offline
gardener & news junkie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: east central Georgia, Z8a/7b
Posts: 2,483
Thanks: 2,291
Thanked 4,710 Times in 1,942 Posts
Default

A better wisteria is a hybrid called 'Amethyst Falls'. It is very tame and can be kept in a small weeping tree or bush form. Mine is just starting to bloom (later blooming than the species and smaller blooms). Meanwhile I need to hit the old nasty wisteria with RoundUp again as it's trying *again* to come back.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Weedinhoe For This Useful Post:
Old 04-23-2016, 03:11 PM
Makery and Mischief Makery and Mischief is offline
Maker
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: maine
Age: 40
Posts: 146
Thanks: 224
Thanked 588 Times in 116 Posts
Default

Very cool. We have a 5000 gallon above ground pool we put shiners from are pond on the front of the property in and water plants in. Then we use that water to water the garden.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Makery and Mischief For This Useful Post:
Old 04-29-2016, 10:37 AM
Walter Tyler's Avatar
Walter Tyler Walter Tyler is offline
On what date did kev sell
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Here
Posts: 5,911
Thanks: 15,621
Thanked 15,533 Times in 4,614 Posts
Default 4/27/16

About Ready to start harvesting some Leaf Lettuce.

Parris Island (Romaine) and Salad Bowl We will trim down as we eat it allowing it to re grow. This worked well last year. I hope to be able to let it go to seed when it gets hot and harvest the seeds. This did not work well last year. I got shoots and blooms but never got to the point where I got seeds... as I could tell. But, I didnt know what I was looking for.

The head lettuce (Iceberg and Great Lakes #118) will probably take some more time. As you can see they are not really showing signs of a "head" yet. I will post some pics post harvest when Sparkle gets around to cuttin some for salads this weekend.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160427_194029 copy.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	76.3 KB
ID:	132193   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160427_194036 copy.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	84.3 KB
ID:	132201   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160427_194046 copy.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	80.9 KB
ID:	132209  
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Walter Tyler For This Useful Post:
Old 11-08-2016, 11:41 AM
iconrl iconrl is offline
Mr. Good Intentions
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 35
Thanks: 60
Thanked 21 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Any updates here? I have a few IBC totes and might be interested in copying. I've seen a lot of articles how to do these, but real world continued success isn't quite as common.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to iconrl For This Useful Post:
Reply

Bookmarks



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net