Rob Bob’s Backyard Farm and Aquaponics on YouTube
Hi Folks. I started posting garden walk around vlogs to our YouTube channel 6 years ago. Many thousands of Ummm’s & Ahhh’s later there are now over 500 clips uploaded to our Backyard Farm & Aquaponics YouTube channel centred around growing food in a suburban setting. In the clips I not only show you what we’re growing & how but also bring you along on a few DIY builds centred on aquaponics, chicken feeders, self watering gardens as well as how to grow & store a few of our favourite crops. 🐟🍅🌱🐝🍌
I do hope a few of theses clips give you some ideas & inspiration to get out there & grow your own backyard farm. 👍😊
Our Current YouTube Clip Playlist
This playlist contains our latest clip & runs back in chronological order. Have included a few of our older Patreon Only clips from last year as well for those keen enough to dig through to find them. 😉
Helpful YouTube Tutorial Playlist
YouTube playlists are a great way for me to be able to group clips on one subject together to make it easier for you to watch. Below are a few of our playlist that cover popular topics like aquaponics, chickens & different veggie growing methods. I do hope that a few of them give you some ideas & inspiration to build your own aquaponic system, chook waterer or water wise veggie beds. 😉 👍
It can be hard to find a complete aquaponic build clip on the net for those folks first starting out that are chasing a few ideas to play with. In this playlist I’ve added 2 complete aquaponic builds of my own and another by the fantastic folks at Backyard Aquaponics. You will also find clips explaining how components are made as well as some DIY videos on making bell siphons & assembling a grow bed. Hope these clips help to answer a few questions for the DIY beginners out there.
Chicken Feeders & Waterers
Chickens (or chooks as we like to call them) can be a wonderful addition to the backyard farm. Not only do they have fantastic personalities but they will also quite happily turn salad scraps from last night meal into a fresh egg you can poach & serve with a side of fried tomatoes for the next mornings breakfast. Here in this playlist you’ll find some helpful builds that will take some of the waste & mess out of keeping your girls well fed & watered. They might just inspire you to come up with your own creation which would be fantastic. 👍😊
Self Watering Wicking Gardens
Self watering wicking garden beds & containers are a great way to not only keep your plants well hydrated but they’re also fantastic at conserving our precious water supplies. We’ve made MANY container wicking gardens out of recycled bathtubs, buckets, barrels, IBCs (Caged Intermediate Bulk Containers) as well as larger garden beds made with recycled roofing tin walls with built in water reservoirs. This playlist contains a few step by step self watering wicking garden builds as well as an air pruning wicking barrel for a Dwarf papaya tree that will give you a few ideas on how you can grow some fantastic veg while conserving water.
Turmeric & Ginger Growing & Processing
Turmeric & Gingers would have to be one of my favourite families of plants to grow. This selection of clips will not only show you how to grow these beauties (including tips for cooler regions) but will also show you how to store your spicy bounty once it’s been lifted from the ground. Once you’ve experienced the flavours you get cooking with freshly harvested spice you’ll be wondering why you’ve never tried it in the past.
Growing with Root Pouches
Growing veggies in containers is something we have done a lot in the past while our family were renting. I’ve found that using the fabric Root Pouch plant containers is a great way to create a healthy root mass + they are made from recycled bottles so are helping to keep a small amount of waste from our landfills. Root Pouches are very adaptable & I’ve included a few clips into this playlist that show how I’ve been growing with them around the patch.