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To Feed a Family


According the NPR/USDA, a single

American requires about 2000 pounds of

food annually including:


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HOW MUCH FOOD CAN YOUR FARM GROW.


For aquaponics to be successful we need to know what crops can be grown, how much land is actually needed to produce a complete human diet and what are the best methods to accomplish this task? (Note: Currently it is very difficult to produce starches and grains in aquaponics. This does not mean that it can’t be done, however. For example, Amaranth is a grain that has demonstrated potential.) At this time our work is focused on what crops we can produce using aquaponics in Phoenix, Az. Below is a partial list of the fruits and vegetables that have been successfully grown in our aquaponics:



Asian greens: Bok Choy, Joi Choi, Tokyo Bekana, Hon Tsai Tai, Komatsuna.


American Greens: Collard, Mustard, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Red Mustard, Purple Kale.


Tomatoes: Cherry, Grape, Boutique Cherry, Best Boy, Cherry 100s, Sweet 100s, Yellow Pear, Celebrity, Early Girl.


Peas and Beans: Black Eyed Peas,Yard Long Beans, Lima, Pima Lima, Purple, Green Snap, Tepary Brown & White).


Flowers: Nasturtium, Giant Zinnias, Celosia, Petunia, Marigold, Gazania, Cosmos, Lisianthus


Lettuce:  Garden mix, Butter Crunch, Red Sails, Red Oak Leaf, Green Oak Leaf, Simpson, Romain.


Melons/Gourds: Charentais. Luffa, Yellow Hybrid Melon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Classic Cucumber, Armenian Cucumber, Japanese Cucumber, Lemon Cucumber, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Watermelon (sugar baby).


Basils: Italian, Lemon, Thai, Cinnamon, Serata, Spicy Globe, Purple, African Blue.


Mints: Spear, Chocolate, Lemon, Mint (Mint).


Misc. Crops: Red Chard, Rainbow Chard, Celery, Sweet Potato (leaves used as greens), Oregano, Strawberries, Shiso Greens, Amaranth, Beets, Rutabagas, Purslane, Malabar Spinach, Red Radish.


Peppers: Explosive Ember, Habanero, Green Bell, Golden Bell, Anaheim Chili, Maxi Bell, Red Cherry, Tabasco, Super Chili, Hungarian wax pepper, Yellow banana pepper.


Aquatic Animal Species: Goldfish, Giant Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus (Nile), O. aureus (Blue), O. mossambicus (Mozambique), O. urolepis hornorum (Wami)), Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Platyfish, Guppies, South American armored catfish.




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