Paul Nickerson

Posts Tagged ‘Harvesting’

Havesting Tilapia

In Aquaponics, Gardening on December 9, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Jared Netting Tilapia This past Friday I was invited to a sustainability luncheon. The lunch was comprised of locally grown and prepared foods including apple sauce and cider, pies, canned vegetables, grass-fed burgers and, of course, my Tilapia. Catching them was one of the most interesting aspects of preparing the fish. I recruited a friend of mine, Jared Franklin, to give me a hand netting, while I sized and sexed the fish. We collected only four fish, and placed them into an ice bath to keep them from jumping around.

The fish was filleted and prepared with a small amount of butter, pepper, and adobe salt. We cooked them in a charcoal grill. It was delicious! Harvested FishFillets

Advertisements

Harvesting Thai Basil: Messiah College Aquaponics

In Aquaponics, Gardening, Propagation on November 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

So today we finally got around to harvesting the Thai basil from the gutter system. The plants had become very large and produced a very large crop. We harvested not only the leaves, but also the flowers. The stems will most likely be used for the production of Basil Jelly. We are planning to dry most of the crop for storage and future use; you can only use so much Thai Basil at once. The bases of each plant remain in the system and will sprout new branches and leaves shortly. Check it out!

%d bloggers like this: