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Internet-of-Farming July 5, 2013

Posted by rik94566 in agponics.com, aquaponic automation, aquaponics electronics, arduino, Cilantro, DIY aquaponics, IoT aquaponics.
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Just got featured on an international blog showing my aquaponic system and work I have been doing with aquaponic automation in ag related technologies. Getting close to 10,000 views on YouTube.

www.faircompanies.com source

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2wWTadsBDA
system overview
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Cilantro — aquaponics June 4, 2011

Posted by rik94566 in aquaponics, arduino, Cilantro, Crop, DIY aquaponics.
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I have read on a lot of blogs how hard cilantro is to grow when you start from seed.  So I thought I would give it a try.  I was planning to redesign my unit by mid summer so I only want a crop the would time out by then.  Cilantro was the perfect choice as when temperatures go over 70 degrees the plants will bolt (start to flower).  That is OK in my case as I wanted to see what the flowers look like and if the plants would generate seeds.  Cilantro seeds are called Coriander spice.  To get it all going I purchased a package of cilantro seed from Johnny Seeds.  All I did was open the package and spread out in the gravel bed and move the gravel around to cover up the seeds.  You  can see below my results.  I think Cilantro does well in the aquaponic environment.

Ciltantro 6 weeks growth from seed

Different view of 6 week growth

10 week growth from seed