Meeting March 2014

  An aquaponics garden in Melbourne     Our March meeting was held at Robbie’s home in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne and he gave us a tour of his aquaponic gardens.Aquaponics is combining of aquaculture & hydroponics. This means that fish and plants are grown in an integrated system, creating a symbiotic relationship […]

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Meeting February 2014

Our February meeting was held at my place in Hampton East and it was well attended by members wanting to discuss things hydroponic. Chillis grown in the Canna Terra hand watering hydroponic system The top item for discussion was the recent heatwave in Melbourne which effected many gardens, all plants even hydroponic ones require protection […]

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Economics of Hydroponics

The hydroponic food production industry is expanding at a rate that is set to outpace the 2014 International Monetary Fund estimate of global growth by 80%. Hydroponic systems are being deployed to grow key vegetable and fruit production worldwide. Agriculture is traditionally a conservative business, but with the benefits of higher yield with lower inputs, […]

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Is Aquaponics Right For You?

  AQUAPONICS AT HOME Would you like to push your garden to the next level? Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) together in an integrated system. The fish waste provides organic food for the plants and the plants naturally filter the water in which the fish live. […]

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Meeting: January 2014

The Society started 2014 with an interesting visit to a home hydroponic garden in Melbourne’s bayside area. Andrew generously opened his home to us to have our meeting. Andrew’s pride and joy is a home made plastic igloo full of healthy tomatoes, strawberries and cucumbers. He remarked it has been his best year ever for […]

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Meeting: November 2013

Our final meeting for the year was at our regular November spot in the hills…Selby. Our gracious hosts Sue and Mark organised for us a pleasant morning meeting. We held the formal part of the meeting outside on the veranda overlooking the countryside. Mark has 3 decent sized glasshouses mainly running on the Auto-pot self […]

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Beneficial Microbes For Hydroponics

  Beneficial bacteria have been shown to increase the availability of nutrients and moisture required for plant growth, while improving soil structure. They provide a biological connection between roots and nutrients present in the soil. A popular brand has been used to grow a 907.2kg pumpkin in 2012! • Helps roots use more nutrients. • […]

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Meeting: October 2013

  This month’s meeting was held at Laurie’s home in Mornington, being a sunny spring morning we had our discussions on his patio overlooking his garden. Being out in the garden was a nice way to have a garden club meeting. We started by ordering club polo shirts with our new logo and Bjarne gave […]

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Meeting: September 2013

  The September meeting is one our members look forward to each year for it is our seedling and nutrient distribution month.  David F. had organised trays of magnificent tomato seedlings, sachets of high performance plant nutrients and bags of perlite growing media for the members. One of the benefits of of being a part […]

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