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Comparing Plants Grown in Aquaponics and Soil

The pictures below are of plants that came from the same batch of seedlings.  The broccoli growing in the aquaponics system are starting to flower, but the ones growing in soil still have tight heads.  I sprayed BT on the … Continue reading

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Garden Update – March 14, 2011

Lettuce and Spinach sprouts are coming up from seed that I just scattered on the gravel growbed.  I figure about half of the seed turned into seedlings.  This is the easiest planting I’ve ever done!  Zero digging, zero watering, just … Continue reading

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First Seedlings Planted

I spent $5 at Home depot on 12 seedlings this afternoon.  (4 broccoli and 8 lettuce)  I planted half of them in the aquaponics growbed and the other half a raised bed.  I added some seaweed based liquid fertilizer to … Continue reading

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Garden Update: September 6, 2010

After many weeks of hiding from the heat, I finally did some gardening today.  Most of the poor plants out there look bad, but I did harvest some black-eyed peas that are still putting out pods, and I have a … Continue reading

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Cooking with Fresh Ingredients

I hear that most of our food travels an average of 1500 miles to get to your plate.  Tonight, the spinach in the lasagna roll-ups and the lettuce in our salad traveled about 40 steps.  I know exactly what chemicals were … Continue reading

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Turning Green

Most of my brand-new trees are starting to show signs of life already.  I’m very excited to see them put out their first leaves.  I’ve held off on planting my warm-weather crops because I’m planning on a late freeze since … Continue reading

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Garden Activity Report – 6 Feb 2010

The frustrating cycle of me being away from home during prime gardening time has started again.  I’m a little late on some things and a little early on some things, but I wanted to get some cool weather vegetables in the ground. … Continue reading

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Garden Update – October 11, 2009

I’ve had some little broccoli and spinach seedlings for over a week now, but it has been raining every day it seemed.  I put on my work boots and slopped through the backyard to get them in the dirt this … Continue reading

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Garden Update August 23, 2009

My garden has been a little neglected this summer, but I’m trying to get a few things done for a fall harvest. Last weekend, I cleaned out all of vegetation and weeds in the bed by the back door. The … Continue reading

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Garden Update April 12, 2009

I made a huge salad from the radishes, leaf lettuce, and a little bit of Swiss chard and baby spinach.

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