Would you like to grow abundant affordable, healthy food in your backyard including fish, shrimp, vegetables and fruit? The 3-Hour Farm is your guide to a new way to make this dream real by simply repurposing a common splash pool.
A Ph.D. Agriculture/Environmental scientist with a focus on aquaculture, my mission is provide all people better access to food; a mission that the 3-Hour farm was specifically developed to achieve. In summary it is a powerful lower cost aquaponic method for producing food that can be built in as little as 3 hours. There are tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of these 8 to 12 foot backyard above ground play pools scattered around the world, often unused. The 3-Hour Farm provides step-by-step details on how my wife and I easily repurpose this kind of pool into highly productive mini-farms where we produced hundreds of pounds of food The new ideas presented in this e-book are not panaceas so will not singly save the Earth. However, with so many of these pools across the world empty and waiting to be converted, this concept gives us a pretty good start on the process. Come and join us in the adventure. Here is some of the food we have produced: Warm Hot Weather Peas and Beans: Lima, Purple, Yard Long Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Green Snap, Tepary beans, (Brown & White), Black Beans, Pima Lima, Fish and Shrimp: Platy fish, Guppies, Channel Catfish, Goldfish, South American armored catfish, Giant Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus (Nile), O. urolepis hornorum (Wami), O. aureus (Blue), O. mossambicus (Mozambique). Tomatoes: Cherry 100s, Cherry, Grape, Black Krim, Boutique Cherry, Best Boy, Yellow Pear. Peppers: Explosive Ember, Habanero, Green Bell, Golden Bell, Anaheim Chili, Maxi Bell, Red Cherry, Tabasco, Super Chili Pepper Flowers: Nasturtium, Giant Zinnias, Celosia, Petunia, Marigold, Gazania, Cosmos, Lisianthus. Melons/Gourds: Japanese Cucumber, Charentais. Luffa, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Classic Cucumber, Armenian Cucumber, Lemon Cucumber, Yellow Hybrid Melon, Self Pollinating Cucumbers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Water Melon. Greens: Sweet Potato Leaves, Amaranth, Purslane, Collard, Mustard, Broccoli, Chards. Basils: Italian, Lemon, Thai, Serata, Purple, Cinnamon, Spicy Globe, African Blue. Mints: Mint (Mint), Spear, Lemon, Chocolate Cool Weather Greens: Cabbage, Red Mustard, Amaranth, Curley Kale, Purple Kale, Collard, Mustard, Broccoli, Chards, Malabar Spinach. Asian greens: Joi Choi, Komatsuna, Bok Choy, Tokyo Bekana, Hon Tsai Tai. Lettuce: Bibb, Red Sails, Red Oak Leaf, Green Oak Leaf, Simpson, Romaine, Garden mix, Butter Crunch. Misc. Crops: Celery, Oregano, Strawberries, Shiso Greens, Beets, Rutabagas, Red Radish, Garlic, i'itoi Onions. Fish and Shrimp: Channel Catfish, Goldfish