Tag Archives: DWC

Veggie Update

It’s been HOT around here…up to 109º F one day…and above 100º many days.  Many of our aquaponic plants have taken a beating, so we’ll need to focus on replacing them with heat-tolerant plants for a while. On the brighter … Continue reading

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We’ve got more bugs…good bugs!

After we found the cabbage worms eating our greens a couple of weeks ago, we ordered some beneficial insects from GardeningZone.com.  Now we have ladybugs patrolling the plants for aphids, mealy bugs, cabbage worms, and other leaf-eating bugs.  They’re on a search-and-destroy … Continue reading

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First Harvest

Today we ate an amazing mixture of Mesclun and Lettuce from our aquaponic garden for the very first time, including Roxy, Pirat Butterhead, and Tin Tin Lettuce, and a High Mowing Mesclun Mix.  We also added some strawberries and flowers that … Continue reading

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Good Plants and Holey Plants

The garden is growing so quickly, so it’s time to post some more photos. The pea plants are beginning to climb the trellis. Many of the greens are almost ready to be harvested… The bean plants are taking over.  It’s … Continue reading

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Slime and Scuds and Giant River Prawn…Oh My!

What is making our garden grow? Slime! Slime has been covering everything in the system…the bottom of the rafts, the bottom and sides of the grow bed, and the inside of the fish tank.  This slime is actually the nitrifying … Continue reading

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Vacuuming The Garden

Have you ever vacuumed your garden? Neither have we…until today. It would have sounded like a crazy idea until we hired a stump-removal service to grind up some stumps near our house, including the remains of a very large Crape … Continue reading

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Plant Growth After Three Weeks

Many of the plants have been in the Aquaponic System for about three weeks now.  They’re growing fairly well considering the system is not quite mature yet. Some newly planted net pots were placed in the system just a few … Continue reading

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