Author Archives: Steve

About Steve

Been growing vegies in the ground all my life. Grow my own fruit trees. Make my own preserves, jams, pickles and make my own baked beans and soy milk.

About Hydroponics

Well it’s that time of year when we turn our attention to the garden. The rain and longer, warmer days has the weeds going crazy, it’s also that time we get into veggies, my soil is no good. I have … Continue reading

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security

hi folks… lots of attempts to hack our site.. if you dont use your real email you dont get the key.. what can i say.. real name real email you get the email from me with the key and you … Continue reading

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New Filters

well the mark 2 filter design only partially worked.. had to go back to the drawing board and finally came up with a design that seems to work.. so now have ordered some custom made bits and bobs and will … Continue reading

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In the beginning

Welcome to Urban Farms SA. If you are here then you have an interest in Urban Farming.  “Someone once said if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day but if you teach him to fish … Continue reading

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food security

food security first requires you to make the changes to bring it on.. its not accidental, its not luck, its a little planning and a desire to provide your family with food security. let me share some of our improvements. … Continue reading

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retail gardens under construction..

The new standardised frame has made production cheaper, uses less timber and requires less labour. All growing surfaces are at a height where you can work comfortably without having to bend down to manage plants. These frames will now make … Continue reading

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Prototyping

All the units so far in the green house started off as drawings.. some looked really functional until I made them. Some I had to make multiple times to get them in a working state. So even tho costs blew … Continue reading

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Testing

So I filled buckets with nutrient solutions and tried different cups and media to see what worked the best. Was surprised how much quicker they grew compared to in the ground.

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In the beginning..

Got the green house online on special. It was cheaper than the smaller one from the same company. The grandies lined up to assist with the assembly. It went together smoothly and grandson Zac learned some hand and eye co … Continue reading

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