Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rob's Backyard Farm & Aquaponics 100,000 SUBSCRIBERS THANK YOU GIVEAWAY

       Hi folks & THANKS for all the support YOU have shown us over the past 6 or so years. 👍😊 To celebrate hitting the 100,000 subscriber mark on our YouTube Channel we've decided to hold a bit of a giveaway.

Those that participate will also get the chance to have a picture or short clip included in an upcoming video posted to our channel.

Cheers & hope you all have a top weekend.

Rob & the Family.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Was asked last week by a fellow YouTube gardening friend Stephen from the Alberta Urban Garden YouTube channel if I could do a clip showing the perennial  plants we have on the go here in our small backyard farm. At first I didn't think we had that many but once I took pen to paper it turns out we really do have quite a number growing around the patch here as you'll see in the clip bellow. 

Here's a few more perennial plants we have on the go that didn't make it into the clip,
Kang Kong AKA Water Spinach
Duck Potatoes AKA Arrowhead
Red vein Sorrel
Strawberry Guava
Welsh Onions
Pigeon Pea
Black Pepper Vine
Aloe Vera 
+ I'm sure I've missed a few more. 😉

Would love to know what your favourite perennial food plants are that you're growing or would like to grow in the comment section below. 
Hope you enjoyed the clip & your garden is booming.
Cheers all,

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Hi folks.
Kira & I turned a stock tank into a self watering wicking garden bed/sub irrigated planter.  Have included some ideas on different ways the plumbing can be set up as well as alternate media & reservoir configurations. 

Hopefully there will be a few useful ideas in there that will help you with your own self watering garden build. Have included some helpful links below as well. 

You can Subscribe to our Backyard Farm & Aquaponics channel if you're interested in getting more clips covering what we get up to here on our small block land. It would be great to see you come along & say "G'Day" when we post a clip.  

When you become a patron on Patreon you'll get access to our member only feed with early access to clips, daily picture/video updates & monthly online hangouts depending on your level of support. 

Hope you enjoyed the clip & your garden is booming.
Cheers all,

Tilkey drum reconditioner for SE QLD readers.

Colin Austin's wicking bed site

Dave's Veneto Gardens site & Facebook page 

A few clips mentioned in this video.
How to Expand Holes with Hole Saws

How to Build a Wicking Barrel

How to Build a Wicking IBC Bed

Wicking How to Build Build Playlist

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Backyard Farm & Aquaponics Spring Tour Oct 2016 - Solarizing Pest & a Fe...

Hey folks. Took the camera for a spin around the backyard to give you a look at how the aquaponics and the rest of the backyard farm is going in our Spring here in Ipswich Australia. There are a few plants that are booming and a few that needed to be "retired" due to infestation. Had a quick look st the new Root Pouch gardens and went through a few of the changes that have been made to the patch. 
This one's a bit longer than normal due to having a fair bit to cover folks. Will take it easier on you next clip ;)

Would also like to give a huge shout out and thanks to all the folks that are supporting our channel through a small monthly contribution on our  Backyard Farm & Aquaponics Patreon page. 
Was also great chatting with a few of you today in the hangout and am looking forward to the next in a few weeks time.   

Hope you're all well and your gardens are booming,


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Moving the Silver Perch & Genetic Abnormalities. An Aquaponics Update

Hi folks. Moved 24 of the silver perch into the old jade perch tank so they have a bit more room and decided to bring you along for a look. Found a few genetic abnormalities along the way and thought it may interest folks that also keep silver perch in their own aquaponic systems. 

You don't see abnormalities mentioned a lot but it is something you may come across when buying in fish for your system.
This "Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of the diseases of the Australian Freshwater fish Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus)"  PDF download from NSW Department Of Primary Industries (DPI) may be of interest to folks that are keeping Silver Perch and want some information on disease and deformity diagnosis. 
If you'd like to get other aquaponic video updates in your inbox you can Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here. 

You can also find us on Patreon where I post mini updates on the aquaponics, chooks, worms, wicking bed gardens and other small tidbits daily.

Hope you enjoy the look at the Silvers and your systems are all Booming. 

Cheers and all the best folks.