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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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Beauty and the Beasts

The world is filled with opposites…good and bad…life and death…plants and bugs. We do our best to embrace nature, love it for what it is, enjoy its beauty, and accept what we can’t change.  But when it comes to our … 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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Plants are finally in the system

With air temperatures exceeding 80° F, we decided to put the seedlings in the grow bed.  It may still be too early for this move, but we can always move the rafts indoors if it gets too cold again. Before … Continue reading

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What are we growing this year?

We are very curious to learn which vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers will grow well in a deep-water-culture (DWC) aquaponic system in the north Georgia (USA) climate, so we are planting a wide variety of seeds as an experiment.  Although … Continue reading

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Aquaponics Growing Media

Yesterday, Lora K. from Island Leafy Greens suggested that we fill the bottom of our net pots with Hydroton and then place a small amount of Sure To Grow (STG) Loose Fill on top.  Since the Hydroton can be reused … Continue reading

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