Aquaponics…Fish Are Paramount, Not the Plants

There’s lots of confusion over this exact statement. Here, at Lilypad Farm, we have clean fish practices; the result is giant plants. When starting a small commercial system, or even better a small backyard aquaponics home unit, you may have trouble. The nutrient levels are low. So you, the producer, must be patient. SRAC-454 asks for […]

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Aquaponics belongs in the hands of the Aquaculturists

We had a great time at the Texas Aquaculture 44th Annual Conference and Trade Show last January 29-31, 2014 in Fredericksburg, Texas. It was a true honor to provide an overview of our aquaponics practice at Lilypad Farm and provide a point of view to the amazing group of Texas aquaculturists. Let’s start with the basics – SRAC# […]


Taking Care Of Business

It’s been some time since we last posted on this blog. There’s a great explanation for this. We’ve been taking care of business! We continue to farm and to explore the boundaries of aquaponics all while living a healthy lifestyle. This is part of our positive living here. But, we do have an exciting event […]


Selling Live Food

We here at Lily Pad Farm sell only live food. Each plant is attached to the root ball. It is sold standing up in the vertical position. Most every other herb or leafing item is cut from the root and then it is displayed laying down. Taking full advantage of deep water raft culture means […]