John from goes on a field trip to Sustainable Harvesters, one of the largest commercial aquaponic farms in texas. You will discover how they are able to grow 7000 heads of lettuce a week using fish to produce fertilizer for the lettuce.
In this episode, John will give you a special tour of this commercial aquaponics farm. First, you will learn how aquaponics is different than hydroponics and which is more sustainable and better for the planet.
Next, you will learn all the different aspects of an aquaponics system and how it works and some of the special practices they do at Sustainable Harvesters that I haven’t seen anywhere else.
You will discover why they don’t add any additional nutrients to their system as well as why the only cultivate a special kind of fish that ensures their aquaponics system stays balanced.
John will then share with you how lettuce is grown from seed to full maturity in 6 weeks at Sustainable Harvesters Aquaponics Farm.
You will discover if Red or Green lettuce requires higher levels of nutrients. You will learn how they are able to cool their greenhouse efficiently using the least amount of energy and how they automatically control the temperature in the winter.
You will learn if green or red lettuce is healthier to eat.
You will also discover a home aquaponics system that you can purchase from sustainable harvesters and put on your patio at home to start growing more of your food today using the proven aquaponics technology they have been growing now for the over 3 years.
You will discover the one secret ingredient they add to their aquaponics system that caused their plants to grow faster and get greener than without it.
You will learn how you can visit Sustainable Harvesters outside Houston, TX to take an aquaponics farm tour or aquaponics class.
Finally, you will learn the one thing you need to do to ensure your success if you will be starting your own business or farm.
After watching this episode, you will have learned what it takes to grow 7000 heads of lettuce a week sustainably using fish and creating systems to ensure everything runs smoothly.
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