Tag Archives: garden

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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Roosters or Hens?

A week or so ago our stone sidewalk was messed up when the stump removal company returned to finish grinding up the crape myrtle roots by our house, so I haven’t been able to get down to the chickens since … 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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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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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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