Our aquaponics system appears to be in good shape. The plants are growing well and look good. The fish are growing and we haven’t had any floaters. The nitrite and ammonia levels are at 0, so the biological filter is working well. Since installing a larger pump last month the water clarity has improved. All is well, at the moment.
CHANGES & UPDATES
Farmer John is constantly improving our aquaponics system. His newest addition is making floating beds for growing lettuce in its own separate, smaller system. He cut a barrel in half for the floating beds and will use an old aquarium tank for the fish.
IN THE GROW BEDS
The Mexican Sour Gherkins have taken Okra’s spot as our top producer this month. There are hundreds of the little guys growing in those vines.
Left: However, the okra is still producing well.
Right: We’re still getting red tomatoes from the scraggly, old tomato plant.
Ripe for the picking this month are eggplant & peppers. I love these guys. As far as produce goes, I think they’re gorgeous.