Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
This is some of the first crops in the system. Above is the bibb letuce, to the right is the broccoli.
To the left is the celery, and below is the kohlrabi, and below left is the marigold that serve as pest control. I was having a problem with white flies, but the marigold sure got rid of them.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
This is the first of the tilapia fingerlings, we have planted all the grow bed with beans, simply because they germinate, and grow fast. You can tell that Bill is still getting acquainted with his cell phone, he shot this vertically, and resulted in this narrow video. There is a cameo appearance by my beautiful wife, Belgica
We decided that the 40 fingerling that I added in the beginning, just wasn't producing enough waste, to provide enough nutrients for the plants, so I bought another 20 one pounders, hoping to get better nutrients for the plants
As you can see in this photo, this was the very beginning of my aquaponics adventure, here we are testing the pump, the flood tank, and flush system. We had not added the gravel to the grow beds yet. We actually fired the system up on December 12th 2012
This video shows the start up of the system. Bill Baio, came over and shot this video with his cell phone.