Pond Barley

Dear Awaking Froggie, The microbial life in a pond accounts for over 98 % of the life in a pond. This is a huge dynamic where many variables are present. In the Middle Ages, pond keepers in Scotland noticed if barley straw was placed in the castle moat, algae was retarded. I have been asked … Read more

Pond Kiss

Dear Frog, You cannot create a fishery growing massive numbers of top predators and losing them on ecology. Hatcheries use a huge amount of fish food that further degrades the ecology increasing nutrients in rivers. Clearing for agriculture has completely degraded many streams and rivers. To create a viable fishery, you must grow your way … Read more