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Gardening workout

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's cold and dreary most places, but it seems like there is always something to do in the garden. Found this great article and really speaks to why I don't go to the gym. I'd much rather be in the garden!
www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/334621
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Transplanting tomatoes from the aquaponics to sterile soil to keep in the greenhouse this week. We decided that even though it will take a good bit of space, we really love zucchini, so I need to seed one... or two? emoticon I have so much trouble with ones! Also looking for more Mexican Gherkin cucumber seeds. I forgot to keep one cuke for the seeds. They were by far the most delicious cuke I've ever eaten!

Pic of my cucumber tower. The tower eventually fell over... yeah, that's that whole "just one plant" thing! (This is actually four plants! Therein lies my problem. I can't plant just one.)

  
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REMEMBER2BME 11/20/2014 7:39AM

    Amazing and no doubt you get all the work out you need.

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LODESTONE 11/18/2014 4:40PM

    Some of my roma's reseeded themselves. Brought them in to the garage in pots with fresh soil and will see how they do. Loving the sundrieds! Would love to do zucchini but would also like to be able to find the golf cart and the car!

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SHARJOPAUL 11/18/2014 12:09PM

    I have discovered that I usually get better production out of planting so that my trellises are not overwhelmed. So I limit how many seeds I plant on each one. By planting 2-3 instead of 4-5 seeds per trellis I usually get as many if not more cucumbers or whatever than if when I plant more. I think it is because so many leaves shade out the fruit/vegetable production.

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/18/2014 12:43AM

    That is gorgeous Wendy I bet it would not like our climate though!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 11/17/2014 6:33PM

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/17/2014 8:38AM

    Wow,just one plant! Amazing!
I love being outside, yes maybe I have had a few injuries doing too much,but I have learned. Sometimes emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 11/17/2014 7:36AM

  Wow! Impressive!

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Abdominal Snowman

Sunday, October 12, 2014

  
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CHERIRIDDELL 10/14/2014 11:39AM

    That is priceless !

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    Hahaha, so funny!!

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    Cute!

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KESTRYLL 10/12/2014 9:06AM

    Very Funny, Thanks for sharing!

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Greenhouse Aquaponics Adventure

Monday, September 08, 2014

We started our aquaponics last winter and managed to keep some of the "animals" alive all winter. The summer has been extreme in keeping the GH cool enough. It has definitely been a learning experience. We are raising tilapia, one of the best fish for aquaponics, and Australian red claw crawfish. Red claws are increasing in popularity both in aquaponics and on dinner plates. We will harvest two for Christmas dinner!

We've had one brood of tilapia unexpectedly and managed to save 10 fry aka babies. Right now we have three fish holding eggs/fry. From the first batch of red claw babies, only one survived. (Vacation) second batch of red claw, we harvested about 100 babies, transferred to a new tank this weekend and there are 86. We installed two more tanks - one for big red claw and one as a nursery. We are moving the tilapia juveniles to the tank the red claws were in. We have a 29 gallon tank (nursery) for the fry.

Just a few photos...

This one lost a claw when we received. It molted and I was pleased to see the claw is growing back. Oh! RC can grow to 1.5 pounds each! Like a freshwater lobster!

Tilapia are ready to harvest around 9-10 months. These are 5-7 inches long.

The whole set up. The connected tanks with grow beds for tilapia and two connected for RCs and water hyacinth. We are also going to run some PVC pipes above the RC tanks for growing.

See you in the greenhouse!

  
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HICKOK-HALEY 9/12/2014 9:56PM

    Wow, interesting project. I love Tilapia.

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WOLFRUNNERONE 9/10/2014 6:35PM

    Wow - Incredible - I was wondering what you were referring too on your feed today . Very interesting and impressive - so where did they go ? You are an inspiration to me - Love it - Great Job emoticon emoticon

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TIME4COFFEE 9/9/2014 1:39AM

    It's quite the undertaking and set up. Amazing! I love your enthusiasm and passion.

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REMEMBER2BME 9/8/2014 3:23PM

    Absolutely amazing. I am speechless. Way to go!!! to say the least.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 9/8/2014 10:49AM

    You are always so busy!! Very interesting, did not know they would grow another claw. emoticon emoticon

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THANKS FOR SHARING!
IT LOOKS WONDERFUL!
LET US KNOW HOW THINGS PROGRESS- VERY INTERESTING!
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Cooperative Extension

Thursday, September 04, 2014

I stumbled across a website yesterday while doing some research for a meeting. I am a Master Gardener... why have I never seen this site before?!? Lots of great info and resources. If you aren't familiar with Cooperative Extension, there is a wealth of knowledge available to you for Free!
www.extension.org/

ps. It's not just for gardeners!

  
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 9/5/2014 9:11AM

    Thank you great info

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GARDENSFORLIFE 9/4/2014 11:00PM

    THEY DO PROVIDE A LOT OF INFO. I USE THEIR RESOURCES AT WORK.
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TIME4COFFEE 9/4/2014 4:54PM

    My mom was involved with her extension club for years. I've even called them about something cooking related.

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Best diet ever!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Probably the best diet you can ever go on!

www.bs-diet.com/the-bs-diet-quick-st
art-guide/

  
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